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"Let no one give you the impression that prayers do not work" - Chief Justice

Her Ladyship, Justice Gertrude Araba Esaaba Sackey Torkornoo, a Justice of the Supreme Court has made a passionate appeal to the general public not to shy away from seeking the face of God through prayers.

According to her, let no one create the impression that prayers do not work.

She made these remarks while speaking at the annual thanksgiving ’Aforebo kese3’ of the Aglow International at the Black Star Square in Accra on Saturday.

She said "I grew up in Aglow and my spiritual growth came from Aglow. I am here as a child and leader in Aglow. Women gather here every third Saturday of the month to pray for the nation. The intention is to ensure that the hand of the Lord remains on our nation"

"We bring the issues of the nation to the Lord through this way. Let no one give you the impression that prayers does not work"

"This year, Ghana has experience horrible situations such as floods. It came against many communities and we all went through us with them. What we found out was that not even one life was lost"

"When it became tough, it was on this same grounds that we came and prayed to God to moderate the rains and he did. I know that there will be a restoration for the people and communities affected"

Black Star Square, Holy Grounds

Touching on why Ghana's Black Star Square is a holy land, she said "Let us ask ourselves, what is the history of the Independence Square? The Independence Square was built to commemorate the independence of Ghana as a new nation and to promote the values and self-reliance. It was completed in 1961 and has served as an inspiration for other countries on the African continent seeking independence from colonial rule"

"The Black Star Square has become a blessed place meant for the celebration of events. If we are disciples of Jesus and then it is imperative that we experience the walk and focus declared. There is a reason for the anointing we receive on this altar every month.

"It is to bring us out of oppression, and make us reflect the glory of God. We must go beyond ourselves in other to become blessings to the nation and others.

"The anointing came for us to be real nation builders, persons that God has sent out to build his nation in every area. We must rebuild our nation in every area (In markets, offices, schools and institutions).

The Chief Justice also cited fire outbreaks and floods as other challenges that affected Ghana in 2023.

"We have seen fire destroy homes and offices"

"However it is common knowledge that we are building on what ways or places of flooding and unfortunately those who should regulate us find it difficult to regulate people"

She charged the public to make up their minds and obey the laws of the land.

"When we are told not to build, farm or do galamsey, for the sake of our children, nation and well-being, let us ensure that we do not do it"

"When you buy a land, compel the person who sold it to you to give you a site plan, sign an agreements before giving out monies"

"Conduct a search to know if the land belongs to a clan or family or a stool before buying it"

Celebrated Ghanaian Gospel Musician, MOG thrilled the gathering with good music.

Other high profiled personalities also graced the Annal Aglow Aforebo kese3 celebration.


Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Torkornoo was sworn into office as the 15th Chief Justice of Ghana on 12 June 2023, by President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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