The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commended The Church of Pentecost for making available the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) as an isolation and treatment centre for persons infected with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a speech delivered during the Virtual May Day (Workers’ Day) Celebration on Friday, May 1, 2020, the President of Ghana said that “The nation is profoundly grateful to The Church of Pentecost for the generous, Christian gesture of making available its multipurpose Convention Centre, at Gomoa Fetteh, as an isolation centre which can house over one thousand (1,000) persons and three hundred (300) medical staff.”
Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Thursday, April 23, 2020, between the church and the Government of Ghana, the multi-purpose Convention facility was released to the Government to be used as an isolation and treatment centre for persons infected with the viral disease.
The move was part of the church’s efforts in assisting the government to contain, curb the spread and eradicate the Coronavirus as well as promote the recovery of persons who have tested positive for the viral disease.
Consequently, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, on Monday, April 27, visited the health workers and COVID-19 patients who were being treated at the Convention Centre.
Ministering to the patients, paramedics and other attendants at the facility via an on-site Public Address (PA) system, the Chairman assured them to keep trusting in God for total healing from the disease. He indicated that another name for the Convention Centre is “Yesu Krom” (The City of Christ), therefore they should expect a miraculous touch of God during their time at the facility.
As at the last count, the total number of confirmed cases in Ghana was 2,074, out of which 212 recoveries and 17 deaths have been recorded. The 1,845 infected persons, on the other hand, are currently receiving treatment at various isolation centres including the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC).