The Tarkwa Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker, visited church members in the Esuoso Assembly on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, who have been displaced due to the flood caused by the recent heavy downpour.
The heavy downpour, which started on Friday, June 23, around 3:00 pm until Sunday, June 25, 2023, continuously led to the Bonsa River overflowing its banks and submerging almost half of the town.
The Area Head began his tour by first visiting the queen mother of the Esuoso Traditional Area, Nana Akua Bemaa, at her palace. He was accompanied by Pastor Samuel Emery Yormesor (Area Secretary). Other members of his entourage were Pastor Abraham Nana Bamfo Oppong (Tarkwa Area Youth Pastor), Pastor Mensah-Tawiah (Tarkwa Area PENTSOS Coordinator), Pastor Bright Nyamedor (Area Media Ministry Pastor), and Pastor Ebenezer Awuku Quaye (Adieyie District Minister).
Apostle Dr. Walker said the purpose of the visit was to commiserate with the affected persons, pray with them, and assess the extent of damage caused by the flood. He was thankful to God that despite the magnitude of destruction, no fatalities were recorded.
The queen mother, on her part, expressed immense appreciation to the Area Head for showing them love and concern during this difficult moment.
About 183 persons were affected in the entire community, and 83 buildings collapsed, of which ten members were victims. The flooding also destroyed items running into thousands of Ghana cedis. The items included electronics, food, household equipment, and farm implements.
The Area Head and some ministers in the Area toured the affected houses and interacted with the affected members.
Addressing the victims, Apostle Dr. Daniel Walker urged them to be hopeful in the Lord and grateful for the gift of life despite their predicaments. He advised them to trust the Lord to replenish all they had lost due to the flood.
He also said that having witnessed firsthand the extent of damage, the leadership of the Church would come up with the most suitable way to support them.
Report by Tarkwa Media Team