Saturday, September 5, 2009

Dr Agama Laid to Rest

Yesterday, the Trinity United Church was filled to capacity with mourners who came to pay their last respects to Dr G.K. Agama; a member of this church and a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana. They included the Minister of Women & Children's Affairs, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, who is also the MP of South Tongu in the Volta Region. Dr Agama was once the MP for that Constituency in the 60's. Other Government Officials and Political leaders included Mr Alan Kyerematen. There were Mfantsipim Old Students, Staffs of Bank of Ghana and Intercontinental Bank Ghana Ltd., where he was the Chairman of their Board. Dr Agama was said to be the longest serving Governor - for 11 years- during which period the Financial sector experienced a lot of changes incuding the FINSAP (the Financial Sector Adjustment Programme) when banks were restructured, the Akuafo cheque system was introduced among other things. A lot of Tributes were paid to his life and work, his widow's being the most-revealing - he proposed in French!
The Sermon was preached by the Moderator of the E.P. Church. The Reading was from Rev 21 where the Bible talks about a new Heaven and a new earth where there is no death, no pain, no sorrow. In Job 14:14 Job asked ' if a man dies shall he live again?' The Moderator said if we place our life in Christ we would have a new life in the new Jerusalem. Dr Agama, the Moderator said, placed his life in Christ and was a faithful steward for his church and nation and this is our consolation that he will receive the new life. We are therefore to emulate him. He will be buried today in his hometown in the Volta Region.

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