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First Sky Group donates GHc 2m to National Cathedral construction
The Chairman of First SKY Group, owners of First SKY Construction, First SKY Commodities and Volta Serene Hotel, Eric Seddy Kutortse, has called on Ghanaians and private entities to support the building of a national cathedral for the country. President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of a national cathedral in Accra in 2017, which will serve as a national non-denominational Christian worship centre for the country. The project is part of the many others that will be undertaken in various parts of the country as part of Ghana’s diamond jubilee celebrations. An 11-member committee has been tasked to raise funds for the project. At the 15th anniversary and Thanksgiving Service of the First SKY Group on Sunday, January 14, the company donated an amount of GHC 2 million to support the building of the National Cathedral.
First Sky Group donates 60 church buildings with seating capacity of 450-650 to the Assemblies of God Church, Ghana.
Private Ghanaian company, First Sky Group Limited has promised to commit 30 percent of its profit after tax to building Churches and taking care of the less privileged in the country. As a proof of its commitment, the company recently donated 60 church buildings to the Assemblies of God Church (AG), Ghana; thus 30 each for the Volta and Eastern Regions respectively. The company which has recently opened Volta Serene Hotel, a four star hotel in Ho, the Volta Regional Capital also donated a brand new Toyota Hilux Pick–Up to the Church to enhance evangelism and GH¢30,000 to the Volta Regional Coordinating Council to renovate the Ho Jubilee Park. Speaking at the annual thanksgiving service of the company in Ho, the Chairman of the Group, Eric Sedinam Kutortse noted that he was touched by God to commit his resources to the poor, needy and less privileged in society hence the decision to support the Church and the Gospel which for him is able to proclaim good news to the broken hearted, liberate the captives and restore hope to the downcast as he is a living example of what the Church can do for society. The group which started over a decade ago as a construction firm with donations from relatives now has over 700 staff working in all its subsidiaries, including the First Sky Commodities, Express Restaurant and Volta Serene Hotel. Mr. Kutorste said the many scholarships for brilliant but needy children over the years is to also give young people the opportunity to have a bright future just like his kids. He noted that with the support God, his wife and staff, First Sky is ready to educate more children and help the youth set up their businesses. . The General Overseer of the Assemblies of God Church, Ghana, Rev. Dr. Paul Frimpong-Manso expressed gratitude to First Sky for the gesture and disclosed that the Church has also benefited from a four bedroom self-contained apartment for a retired Minister, vehicles, motorbikes, many sets of musical instruments among others for less endowed branches of the Church.