The Pentecost International Worship Centre, Sunyani (PIWC-Sunyani) has donated assorted items to the Sunyani Central Prisons to help in the fight against the spread of the novel COVID-19.
The Resident Minister, Pastor Samuel Asare, led a team of officers of the church to present the items to the Prisons officials on Good Friday [April 10, 2020].
Among the items donated were 1,080 pieces (15 boxes) of carbolic soaps, 150 bags of sachet water, 6 large drums of liquid soap and some toilet rolls.
Making the presentation, Pastor Asare explained that the gesture was to extend the love of Christ to the inmates and protect them from contracting the deadly virus.
He said that the donation was geared towards equipping the facility to avert the outbreak of the COVID-19 at the prisons.
Receiving the items, the Chaplain of the facility, Rev. DSP Gideon Ndebugri, described the donation as timely, saying, “The items have come at the right time that we needed it the most to support keep the hygienic needs of the inmates.”
He indicated that the facility mostly runs on the benevolence of philanthropists, churches and corporate organisations since the support from the government is not enough.
Rev. Ndebugri, on behalf of the Regional Commander, officers and the inmates, expressed his profound gratitude to the PIWC-Sunyani for the support. “We pray that the Lord will shower His blessings upon the church,” he emphasized.
He promised that the prisons administration will put the items to good use to benefit the inmates.
Present at the presentation ceremony were Elders Samuel Marsun (Presiding Elder), Peter Sanbian (District Secretary), Charles Eshun (Executive Member), John Baidoo (Executive Member), Andrew Gyamfi (Executive Member), Caleb Anim (Evangelism Ministry Leader) and Robert Mensah (Leader of the PPGs).
Others were Deacon Emmanuel Awortwe, Deaconess Grace Brew (Women’s Ministry Leader) and Deaconess Linda Marsun.
Report by Robert Mensah.