As part of activities to mark this year's Christmas festivities, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has held its annual nine lessons and carols service dubbed “A Night of Carols and Lighting of Christmas Tree.”
The event which was held at the Omanye Aba Hall at the City Hall in Accra was graced by officers of the security services, the clergy, Traditional rulers, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of various institutions, market leaders, and waste management service providers, staff of the AMA and Coastal Development Authority (CODA) and people from all walks of life.
Mr Benjamin Armah Coordinating Director of the AMA in a welcome address urged all to reflect on the birth of Jesus and his loving-kindness throughout the year.
"As we sing, let's reflect on what Jesus Christ stood for and exhibit his attributes," he urged.
The General Overseer of the Global Revival Ministries, Rev Dr Robert Ampiah-Kwofi who officiated the Service, in his exhortation, dubbed "A mass to honour Christ" entreated all to trust in the Lord because in him is protection, peace and fruitfulness.
He professed that the year 2020 would be a year of extraordinary achievements with the city excelling in all its endeavours, adding that "people will come and see."
He cited Isaiah 9: 6 - 7 which states that “for unto us a child is born and unto us a son is given and the government shall be on his shoulder “and prayed that his blessings be established in A.M.A and the city as a whole.
He commended the leadership of the AMA for operating under the trust of the Lord and assured that the lord shall not put the assembly to shame.
"Sometimes in authority you automatically get enemies but when you trust in the Lord, no weapon functioned against you shall prosper,” he said.
The audience were treated to melodious carols from the AMA Choir and the Tema Philharmonic Choir as well as a drama display.