The President of Ghana, Nana Akuffo Addo, has praised the leadership of The Church of Pentecost for its outstanding work in combating the Covid -19 Pandemic.
“I hope I am forgiven for singling out The Church of Pentecost in the fight against the Covid-19 Pandemic. The church has demonstrated exceptional love for the country, and this has helped us get this far,” President Akuffo Addo said yesterday during his 28th televised address on measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
PentecostNews brings you some of the efforts made by The Church of Pentecost’s leadership in the fight against the pandemic.
Vans For NCCE to Support Coronavirus Public Education.
It would be recalled that the Church of Pentecost, during the peak of COVID-19 in Ghana, rendered an unprecedented support to the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).
The Commission during the time received 12 Cinema Vans from the Church to aid in public sensitisation.
This the Commission has revealed really helped its staff in discharging their duties to the betterment of the country.
The leadership of the NCCE led by the Chairperson, Ms. Josephine Nkrumah, was on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the General Headquarters of The Church of Pentecost at La, Accra, to convey their utmost appreciation to the Church for the support.
The cinema vans really augmented the government and the Commission’s efforts towards intensifying public awareness creation when the pandemic broke out.
The vehicles were at the time also fueled by the Church throughout the period.
In appreciation, the Commission therefore presented a citation to the Church for its commitment to aiding in the fight against Coronavirus in Ghana.
The citation read: “For God and country, The Church of Pentecost lived these Christian values and supported the NCCE to reach out to the many citizens who were uninformed about the realities of COVID-19”.
Facility as isolation center for COVID-19 treatment.
The Church of Pentecost also handed over its multi-purpose facility, the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), to the Government of Ghana to be used as an isolation centre for persons infected with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) undergoing treatment free of charge.
This follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Thursday, April 23, 2020, between the church and the Ministry of National Security on behalf of the Government of Ghana.
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.
The church provided 1,300 beds at some selected blocks of the convention centre, where the infected persons were housed.
In addition, the facility accommodated over 300 health personnel who attended to the patients.
The Pentecost Convention Centre is a Christian conference centre situated on a 250-acre land at Gomoa Fetteh near Kasoa in the Central Region of Ghana.
The ultra-modern edifice with residential facilities offers sufficient auditoriums, conference centres, accommodation and a floor area to accommodate several thousands of guests at a time.
The venue is suitable for major camp meetings, church general meetings and trade exhibition. PCC has four auditoriums with 5,000, 3,000, 500 and 200 seating capacities respectively.