A family who fellowship with the Takoradi branch of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), and have pleaded for anonymity, has single-handedly constructed a 14-seater modern public toilet with auxiliary facilities at a cost of GH¢ 73,000.00 for the Ellobankata community in the Western Region.
The facility was dedicated on Saturday, December 19, 2020, by the Takoradi Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Joseph Kwame Assabil, assisted by the Ellobankata District Minister of the church, Pastor Ransford Kwaku Baah.
Preaching the sermon at the ceremony based on 2 Chronicles 6:12-15, Apostle Assabil admonished the community people to dedicate their lives to God and serve Him all the days of their lives. He appealed to them to ensure proper maintenance of the facility.
In an interview with Pentecost News, the Resident Minister of PIWC-Takoradi, Pastor Daniel Okyei Boakye, indicated that the benevolent family built the toilet facility to curb open defecation and improve sanitation in the community.
The residents were grateful to the philanthropic family for the gift and promised the church that they will manage the facility well and keep it safe and clean at all times.
The Chief of Ellobankanta, Elder Nana Bediako III, who could not hide his joy, lauded the anonymous family for the initiative. He added that the facility would go a long way to help the community.
Nana Nketia II, who represented the Paramount Chief of Upper Dixcove Traditional Area, praised The Church of Pentecost for the initiative and appealed to other churches and organisations in the area to emulate the gesture.
The Ellobankata community, as a sign of their appreciation for the gesture, presented citations to PIWC-Takoradi and the Ellobankanta District Minister and his wife, Pastor Ransford and Mrs. Vivian Baah, for their immense contributions towards the project.
Present at the ceremony were the pastorate in the Takoradi Area. Others were Elder Daniel Quaye (Takoradi Area Deacon), Deaconess Mrs. Dr. Gladys Quartey (Takoradi Area Women’s Leader and National Women’s Ministry Executive Committee Member), and Elder William Takyi (Presiding Elder of PIWC–Takoradi).
Ther rest were Mrs. Faustina Koranteng (NCCE Director for the area), Honourable Prince Kobina Abakrow (Assembly Member for Ellobankata Electoral Area), the community leaders, the media, among others.
Report by Pastor Ernest Perbi-Asare, Assakae District.