The Yendi Area of The Church of Pentecost, headed by Apostle William Kojo Edzorhoho, has renovated the Kandin Health Centre in the Tatale-Sanguli District of the Northern Region.
The renovation, which cost the Church a total amount of GH¢10,143.00, was part of the Church’s social responsibility to give back to society. The facility was in a dilapidated state following a rainstorm which ripped off the roofs and destroyed part of the structure six years ago.
At a colourful ceremony held on Wednesday, 11th April, 2018 at the health centre, the Church officially handed over the renovated facility to the chiefs and people of the community.
The health centre serves over 10,000 people from 22 neighbouring communities. It will also serve an estimated 2,496 women in fertility age.
According to the Tatale-Sanguli District Director of Health Service, Mr. Mohammed Abdulai, The Church of Pentecost is the first religious organisation to support and improve healthcare delivery in the history of the district.
In an exhortation on the topic, What Language Do You Speak?” based on Genesis chapter 11, the Tatale District Minister of the Church, Overseer Isaac Berko, called on the residents of the area to speak the language of unity. “If you have a vision and there is unity, all things will be possible for you,” he added.
The Yendi Area Head, Apostle W. K. Edzorhoho, in an address, appealed to the people to refrain from speaking the language of war and corruption, which can have a devastating effect on a nation. “Speaking the language of corruption is something that retards the growth and development of most communities,” he stressed.
The Chief of Kandin, Umbore Chamamme Tanobe I, expressed his profuse appreciation to the Church for the gesture. He advised management of the health centre to adopt a maintenance culture to keep the place in good condition.
He also entreated the residents to go for regular medical check-ups to remain healthy.
The Kandin District Minister, Overseer Peter A. K. Darlington and his wife also donated a 32” LED television set and a Multi TV dish and decoder to the facility.
Report by Overseer Peter Abdulia Kwaku Darlinting, Kandin