The Cape Coast Area Head and Executive Council Member of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, cut sod for the commencement of the Agona Abrem Police Station project, an initiative of the Abrem Agona District of the church.
The facility, when completed, would have offices for Inspectors and the Criminal Investigative Department, as well as an Armoury, Exhibition room, a Secretariat, lobby, Male and Female cells, and washrooms.
Speaking at the ceremony, Apostle Antwi commended the district for the noble initiative and pledged the Area’s total support to complete the project.
He stated that The Church of Pentecost as part of its 5-year strategic vision dubbed: “Vision 2023,” is committed to ensuring community development and transformation. He cited a few projects undertaken by the Church in the country such as the construction of correctional facilities and police stations for the nation, to underscore the church’s commitment to the “Possessing the Nations” agenda.
The Area Head was also grateful to the traditional Chief of Abrem Agona, Nana Terkpo V, for donating the land for the project, as well as the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Samuel Atta Mills for donating 100 bags of cement to support the project.
Apostle Antwi, on behalf of the Cape Coast Area, donated 100 bags of cement towards the project.
He also called on members of the district and the entire community to contribute their quota towards the successful completion of the project and on time.
In his remarks, the Municipal Police Commander for K.E.E.A, Inspector Abraham Bansah was full of gratitude to the church for such a timely intervention as the police station in the Abrem Agona community was due to be closed down due to the dilapidated and poor state of the facility.
Nana Terkpo V also praised the church for coming to the support of the community by undertaking such a project for the community. He mentioned that the community has for the past years been struggling to provide a suitable facility to inhabit the police, and was therefore very elated when the District Minister, Pastor George Ofori, informed him of the church’s plan to build one for the community.
The NPP parliamentary candidate for the area, Dr Joe Acquah, who was also present at the event donated 30bags of cement and fully pledged his support towards the completion of the project.
The ceremony was attended by the Cape Coast Area pastorate, former Pastors of Abrem Agona District, Traditional Chiefs of Abrem Agona Traditional Area, the District Executive Committee and members of the Abrem Agona District of the church.
Report by Overseer Daniel Appiah