July 13, 2024

General Superintendent, Assemblies of God, Rev Prof Paul Frimpong-Manso has lamented over neglection to honour and celebrate fatherhood over the decades.

According to the president of Frimpong-Manso Institute (FMI), Fathers have always played a sacred role, from biblical times through history to the present modern era and that they need to be honoured and celebrated equally as mothers.

In a statement issued by Frimpong-Manso Institute (FMI), the Assistant Secretary to the African Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA) said disregarding to honour and celebrate fathers risks losing the blessings and guidance that fathers provide to their children, within families, organizations, corporate bodies, communities, and nation-states.

“Therefore, our generation should not be the one that fails, consciously or unconsciously, to honour fatherhood. Disregarding this duty risks losing the blessings and guidance that fathers provide to their children, within families, organizations, corporate bodies, communities, and nation-states.” Prof Frimpong-Manso said.

Prof Paul Frimpong-Manso admitted that some men have neglected their fatherly roles and responsibilities but that should not be a justification for people to fail to honour and uphold the dignity of fatherhood.

“However, it is evident that over the years, commemoration and observation of Father’s Day have not attracted the gravitas, enthusiasm, and euphoria that should ideally characterize such a sacred occasion.” He stated.

“Although some men neglect their fatherly roles and responsibilities, we at the Frimpong-Manso Institute firmly believe this unacceptable behaviour should not justify failing to honour and uphold the dignity of fatherhood. We do not endorse the irresponsible actions of these individuals. Fathers have always played a sacred role, from biblical times through history to the present modern era.” Part of the statement read.

This year’s Father’s Day has been slotted for Sunday, June 16, 2024, to recognize and honour fathers for their vital roles at the family level, within faith and secular organizations, the community, nation-states, and even on the global stage.

 

                                            READ THE STATEMENT BELOW

 

13th June, 2024
The News Editor,
PRESS RELEASE: “CELEBRATING FATHERS”

Neglecting to uphold the dignity of fatherhood could be detrimental to any civilization, stresses the Frimpong-Manso Institute (FMI). Sunday, June 16, 2024, is earmarked to recognize and honour fathers for their vital roles at the family level, within faith and secular organizations, the community, nation-states, and even on the global stage.

However, it is evident that over the years, commemoration and observation of Father’s Day have not attracted the gravitas, enthusiasm, and euphoria that should ideally characterize such a sacred occasion.

Although some men neglect their fatherly roles and responsibilities, we at the Frimpong-Manso Institute firmly believe this unacceptable behaviour should not justify failing to honour and uphold the dignity of fatherhood. We do not endorse the irresponsible actions of these individuals. Fathers have always played a sacred role, from biblical times through history to the present modern era.

Therefore, our generation should not be the one that fails, consciously or unconsciously, to honour fatherhood. Disregarding this duty risks losing the blessings and guidance that fathers provide to their children, within families, organizations, corporate bodies, communities, and nation-states.

The Frimpong-Manso Institute believes that failing to uphold and preserve the dignity of fatherhood can be detrimental to socio-cultural, moral and ethical values, as well as economic and social transformation. The cost of neglecting this duty far outweighs the consequences of maintaining the status quo.

On the occasion of this year’s Father’s Day commemoration, the Frimpong-Manso Institute salutes the leadership role and tireless efforts of all gallant fathers, while admonishing those who have abandoned their fatherly role to resolve to act differently.

ISSUED BY FRIMPONG-MANSO INSTITUTE

Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso (President)

Rev. Mrs. Gladys Frimpong-Manso (FMI Thematic Chair – Women, Youth Empowerment and Gender)

Mr. Frank Paa Kumi and Madam Gloria Laryea (FMI Fellows – Thematic Area, Women, Youth Empowerment and Gener)

For comments and queries contact Mr. Frank Paa Kumi

024 387 0366
Thank you.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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