UMaT 5th Ladies’ Summit Held for all Student Ladies of the University

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Lady Pastor Kate Obeng during a Prayer Session with the Ladies
Lady Pastor Kate Obeng during a Prayer Session with the Ladies

A ladies’ summit for all Student ladies of the University of Mines and Technology has been held on the theme “The Unstoppable Woman”. The summit, which is the 5th in the series, was organised with the aim of bringing all the student ladies in the University to give them words of encouragement and to help them to be unstoppable women as they study in a male dominated field. This year’s summit was addressed by Lady Pastor Kate Obeng, the wife of the Head Pastor of the Tarkwa Branch of the Light House Chapel International, Bishop Sam Obeng.

Lady Pastor Kate Obeng thanked the University for having faith in her and inviting her to speak at the function. She advised the young ladies to believe in their dreams and not to let anything to stop them from achieving their purpose of coming to study in UMaT. She encouraged them to see themselves as equally created in the image of God and so they must live in the knowledge and word of God.

She emphasised that one of the most important components of an unstoppable woman was that she is strong and therefore, they must maintain the tempo of that strength. She pointed out to the ladies that because they were strong, that was why they were admitted to UMaT to study engineering and so they must keep being strong. She also indicated to them that an unstoppable woman knows her worth, her purpose and above all she is versatile. They should do well not to disappoint their families but study very hard. Above all they must go the extra mile as women of courage and faith. She added that every woman must fear and love God. She said that the unstoppable woman was the woman that was strategically positioned in a certain place by God. She advised them to avoid inferiority complexes and remain unique in their own way with God being their strength.

The Student Ladies Listening Attentively
The Student Ladies Listening Attentively

The Chairperson for the occasion, Dr Ohenewaa Kakra Dankwa, a Lecturer at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, advised the ladies to hold on to their faith and to live under the guidance of the Almighty God.  According to her the Christian woman had been endowed with so much potential and strength to fulfill her purpose in life and that to be unstoppable meant that it was impossible for the Christian woman to be stopped or prevented from reaching her potential, and thus such a woman could do wonderful things. She explained that the post-modern era could make the young woman forget her worth and not live to expectation; it was possible for her to feel inferior and incapable. The post-modern era was characterised by the rejection of absolute truth, ‘my private life syndrome’, pursuit of pleasure, the ‘feeling good behaviour’, talking less about righteousness, etc. According to Dr Ohenewaa, all these characteristics tended to place a kind of limitation on the Christian woman and could stop her from living up to expectations. The unstoppable woman must be impossible to be stopped; nothing should prevent her from rising above the norms and the so-called limitations that could be placed on her. She added that the unstoppable woman cannot live her life anyhow, but in accordance with the truth of God’s word and that there are no limitations in Christ, His strength was perfect, and his grace sufficient to be unstoppable.


Source: Paul Y.A. Yeboah, Head, University Relations Office   

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