We are all aware that this month is Ghana’s month because according to history, this nation gained independent on 6th March, 1957.
Right after the independence, a lot of events occured in the country. A number of them were captured, recorded, documented and preserved.
Others too were not necessarily documented by orally passed on.
One of them is the award that General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong gave to Archbishop Benson Idahosa for raising the dead.
I.K Acheampong was a military head of state for Ghana who ruled over the country from 13 January 1972 to 5 July 1978.
According to history, he was deposed in a palace coup and was later executed by firing squad, of which the late John Jerry Rawlings was part.
Now during his tenure of office, one of the marvelous things General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong did was to give an award to a man of God for raising the dead.
This information was disclosed by the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa himself, in a sermon he preached some years ago.
Narrating the story or event, Archbishop Benson Idahosa revealed that, the demise of the person (man) he raised occurred at a construction site.
According to the late Archbishop, the man fell off from storey building during a construction exercise and his head burst into two; expelling his brains.
Per the narration of the man of God, who had been a blessing to many pastors worldwide, he was at the scene and God told him that an enemy had done this.
He said that God later instructed him to pray for the dead man. He obeyed, prayed for the man and he sneezed back into life.
Describing the scene, Benson Idahosa said that the miracle was so powerful that, General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong gave him a presidential award.
Infact this action of General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong shows that he respected men of God.
As matter of truth, this honorarium which was given by General Acheampong is very remarkable and ought to be remembered and commended.
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