The Assin Nyankomase District of The Church of Pentecost has constructed a Children’s Welfare Centre for the Nyankomase Community-Based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compound.
The project, which was built at the total cost of GH¢3,890.00, was donated as part of the Nyankomase District’s 10th Anniversary celebration.
The dedication ceremony, which took place on Friday, November 20, 2020, brought together the chiefs and elders of the Nyankomase Traditional Council, officials from the Assin Central Municipal Health Directorate, as well as ministers and members of the church.
In an address, the Assin Nyankomase District Minister, Pastor Brown Boachie-Yiadom, noted that The Church of Pentecost does not only exist to preach the gospel but also seeks for the socio-economic welfare of the communities in which it operates.
He mentioned some of the social interventions the church has embarked on in the country in the areas of health, education, water, and sanitation as part of its corporate social responsibility. He further outlined the key role the church played and continues to play in the nation’s fight against the novel Corona Virus pandemic.
Also speaking at the event, the Chairman for the Anniversary Planning Committee, Elder Francis Mensah, said that the committee settled on the project because of the poor state of the old structure.
He said: “The old facility that was used for weighing and attending to children was not fit for its purpose. It was so open to public view, and the floor, which was not cemented, was very dusty. The need to give the place a facelift necessitated the choice of the project.”
Nana Kwaku Apotai IV, the Omanhene of the Nyankomase Traditional Council, in responding to the kind gesture of the church said: “The Church of Pentecost, since its inception in the Nyankomase Community, has always been first in all good ventures.”
He promised that in future expansion works, the Children’s Block of the clinic would be named after the Church. He encouraged other churches and religious groups in the community to emulate the shining example of The Church of Pentecost.
Report by Pastor Samuel Avornyo.