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Remembering Mr Lawrence Yirenkyi-Boafo

Mr.  Lawrence Yirenkyi-Boafo, a member of International Needs Ghana (INGH) has been called home to eternity.

He was laid to rest at the Osu Cemetery on Saturday 7th April 2018.

INGH pays tribute to this illustrious member who served as Treasurer and later as Board Chairman of the Organization

The news of the sudden death of Mr. Lawrence Yirenkyi-Boafo was received with great shock by the International Needs Ghana (INGH) fraternity. The Board, Management and Staff of INGH are saddened by this great loss but we give glory to God for making him a channel of blessing to the Organization in its quest to see lives transformed and communities changed.

Mr. Lawrence Yirenkyi-Boafo’s association with the INGH family dates back to the year 2002 when he was nominated to serve on the Board. The Board of Directors happily approved his nomination with a high expectation and he was subsequently given an additional responsibility as Treasurer. He measured up to this expectation. As Treasurer, he was instrumental in reviewing the Organization’s Financial Statements and financial reports for Board meetings. He was regular and punctual at Board meetings and paid great attention to details. It was, therefore, not surprising that he moved on to become the third Board Chairman of the Organization. He ended his tenure as Board Chairman in the year 2012 after 10 years of selfless, invaluable and distinguished services.

Mr. Yirenkyi-Boafo’s leadership and knowledge in finance was put to full test during the Global Financial Crisis. His financial expertise and counselling led to the implementation of various austerity measures that enabled INGH stay afloat. He was concerned about the sustainability and survival of INGH and was willing to share ideas in that direction.

He had a personal commitment to the growth of the Centre for Empowerment and Enterprise Development, our Vocational Training Centre at Adidome. We recall with great pride and excitement how he took time off his busy schedules and got other colleague Executives to join him to visit the Centre at Adidome to motivate the Students through talks on Entrepreneurship.

Mr. Yirenkyi-Boafo, after his tenure, continued to fulfil his responsibilities as a member of the INGH family by participating in the programmes and activities of INGH such as the Annual General Meetings. He was present at the historic commissioning of the organization’s new Office Complex in September 2016. His last public engagement with INGH was at the 30th Anniversary Lecture held at the British Council Hall in November 2017.

We thank the Almighty God for his life and take consolation from Revelation 14:13 -

Then I heard a voice from Heaven saying, write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they will rest from their labour, for their deeds will follow them”.

Our sincere condolences to his wife, children, mother, siblings and his entire family.

May His soul rest in perfect peace.

International Needs Ghana will sorely miss him.

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