United States Awards Agyinsasre With Lifetime Achievement Award Amid Nogokpo Controversy

United States Awards Agyinsasre With Lifetime Achievement Award Amid Nogokpo Controversy

  • Archbishop Charles Agyinasare has been honoured by the United States government for his dedication to making the world a better place
  • The founder of Perez Chapel International disclosed on his social media that he received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award-USA on June 3, 2023
  • The award in the US comes amid a bitter controversy over his remarks about Nogokpo, a village in the Volta Region

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Founder of Perez Chapel International Archbishop Charles Agyinasare has received the prestigious President's Lifetime Achievement Award-USA amid the Nogokpo controversy.

The Archbishop received the award that is endorsed by the United States government on Saturday, June 3, 2023, in recognition of his service to America and his efforts towards making the world a better place.

"Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey," he posted on his social media pages about the honour done him.

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Agyinasare receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Archbishop Charles Agyinasare said he received the award in the US on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Source: Facebook/@Archbishop.Charles.Agyinasare
Source: Facebook

Agyinasare's award endorsed by Joe Biden

The prestigious award is endorsed by US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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In 2003, the President's Council and Service and Civic Participation (US) founded the President's Volunteer Service Award to honour outstanding citizens who have given their time to volunteer and help their community.

The award basically recognises individuals for their commitment to cultivating lasting change.

Archbishop Agyinasare's plane suffered a major setback en route to US

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in an earlier story that Archbishop Agyinasare's flight to the US suffered a major setback while travelling from Accra to Washington DC last week.

The details of the technical glitch on the United Airlines have not been disclosed in full, however, it was so serious that the flight had to return to Accra midway, pushing back flight schedules by at least two days.

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Not long after the incident, his church Perez Chapel International declared a one-week fasting and prayer over the Nogokpo controversy.

Agyinasare called Nogokpo the demonic headquarters of the Volta Region during a sermon, a description that has been widely condemned.

Many believe the Nogokpo shrine, believed to be a thunder god caused the technical challenges that Agyinasare's flight suffered.

Nogokpo chief and elders summon Agyinasare to explain himself

Also, a few days after Agyinasare's comments triggered a barrage of public criticism, the elders of Nogokpo summoned him to come and explain himself.

They issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Archbishop for peace talks.

The pastor has not commented on the invitation but many doubt that he will honour it.

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.