32nd SUPREME KNIGHT, SIR KT BRO YENNAH CALLS FOR REGINEERING OF STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS OF THE NOBLE ORDER
By Sir Kt. Bro. Albert Salia
THE Supreme Knight, Sir Kt. Bro Ambrose Yennah, has called for a re-engineering of the systems and structures of the Noble Order of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall, to make them more efficient and effective.
“This will be the focus of our new administration and this will require the cooperation of all. I know I can count on you all,” he stated.
Sir Kt Bro Ambrose Yennah made the call in his installation address after he had been installed as the 32nd Supreme Knight of the Knights of Marshall today (September 1, 2017) at the Marshallan Temple, Sekondi.
Past Substantive Grand Ladies witnessed the installation ceremony, the first in the history of the Noble Order. This is expected to be the norm from now onwards.
Sir Kt Bro. Ambrose Yennah, observed that the Noble Order was blessed with a lot of talents with varied professional and business skills that would be “harnessed in a productive way for the development of the Noble Order.”
He said the Strategic Plan of the Noble Order informed that position going forward, which he noted, would strengthen the existing Structures of the Noble Order, increase the Spirituality of our Members as Model Christians, improve Physical and Infrastructural development at the Supreme Secretariat, a very comprehensive fundraising and resource mobilization drive for the empowerment of the Noble Order through profitable business ventures. Other initiatives would include working to promote Integral Human Development through social contribution and creation of impact through MAREDES, improving research, advocacy and contribution to political and policy debates.
Sir Kt Bro Ambrose Yennah said he intends to provide servant leadership in championing the goals and objectives of the administration and the Noble Order.
“I will be honest and sincere in all my dealings with everyone. You will find in me a reliable partner, an efficient, innovative and goal-oriented person.
“I pledge my total commitment to the ideals and principles of the Noble Order and our forebears. I promise to be a unifier and will work to promote welfare, peace, harmony, trust and confidence amongst all brothers and Sisters,” he stated.
“We need to work to instill discipline, respect, hard work, love for spiritual works and keep our bodies holy since our bodies are the Temples of the living God,” he stated.
Sir Kt Bro Ambrose Yennah assured Brothers and Sisters in Togo /Benin, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire and the United Kingdom, of his continuous support to them in a spirit of fraternity and collaboration to move the Noble Order forward and alongside the process winning more souls for Christ.
On the attainment of the values of the Noble Order, Sir Kt Bro Ambrose Yennah said his administration would commit and rededicate themselves to being living witnesses for Christ and effective lay evangelizers, promoting and proclaiming gospel values in all their undertakings.
He said the administration would work and ensure that the Noble Order was well resourced and energized for greater results and impact in the medium (2017-2019) to long term (2020-2026) as well as instill in the members the boldness and courage to do right to all manner of people and to be deeply spiritual and guided by the fruits of the Holy Spirit, in line with the vision of the Noble Order.
The Supreme Knight said programmes would be outlined to develop the Junior Marshallans to put them in the path of righteousness to grow to become good adult Catholics, worthy sons and daughters of Ghana.
Achieving the Plans, Programs and Projects:
Sir Kt Bro Ambrose Yennah said the administration would seek to have a computerized database for measurement of key performance indicators (KPI’s) to aid the proper planning and management of our Councils, stressing the need for “improved ICT infrastructure to enhance good records keeping, financial management, controls and reporting.”
He said the administration would implement the Regional Reporting template for Monitoring and evaluating performance towards achieving Results and Impact and also engage the Media for publicity and public relations.
My Team’s agenda during its two-year mandate (2017 to 2019):
He said a number of programmes have been outlined for execution during his two-year reign including a forum for chaplains, regional visits and engagements, retreats and the laying of the foundation works for an impactful centenary celebration in 2026.
Sir Kt Bro Ambrose Yennah said he would continue and fully implement the Strategic Plan as approved by the Supreme Council and Grand Court; strengthen the Administrative Systems and Structures of the Supreme Council to make them more efficient and effective, establish the for-profit Business wing of the Noble Order to generate income to support the charity works of MAREDES and the Programs and Projects of the Supreme Council, strengthen and resource MAREDES and its advocacy role as the public face of the Noble Order.
“This will enable it go global with its Charity and Human Development efforts and Community service, thanks to project proposals and subsequent funding received from our Development and Corporate Partners, i.e. Ecobank Ghana Ltd,” he stated.
Sir Kt Bro Ambrose Yennah said he would engage in an expansion drive and the strengthening of existing Councils including twinning and work to strengthen the overseas branches of the Noble Order, in the UK, Togo, Benin, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Cote D’Ivoire.
The Supreme Knight said he would set up a fund for the beatification of Sir James Marshall, and work toward the provision of Transport and other Logistics for works of the Supreme Secretariat.
He said he would create platforms to discuss and do advocacy on Migration, Human trafficking, Human Ecology and Climate change.
“These issues relate to the phenomenon of modern day slavery and the need for us, as Marshallans, to work to protect Humanity and Mother Earth (Nature), which is our heritage,” he stated.
Sir Kt Bro Ambrose Yennah entreated Marshallans to show concern to issues of Human Trafficking (Modern day slavery); Child Labor, Sex trade and Organ harvesting, migration (illegal or undocumented migration and its effects in dehumanizing the human person)
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