The Tema Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated relief items to the tune of GH¢42,000.00 to the flood victims at Big Ada and Ada Foah districts, affected by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam.
Some island communities affected by the spillage are Alorkpem, Azizanya, Azizakpui, Kewunor, Aflive, Tuanikopo, Agorkpo, and Pediatorkope.
The affected communities were flooded and disconnected from each other, making life unbearable for the inhabitants. Some church buildings were also flooded. The situation saw the victims, numbering about 720, displaced and evacuated to school buildings by the National Disaster and Management Organisation (NADMO) in Ada-East. The victims were exposed to mosquito bites, hunger and lack of many other things.
There was a great relief when the Tema Area of the church, headed by Apostle Emmanuel Ofei Ankra-Badu, on Monday, October 23, 2023, donated assorted items ranging from toiletries, rice, sugar, beverages, sanitary pads, gari, tins of tomato paste and used clothing among other things to the victims at Ada-Foah Central auditorium of The Church of Pentecost.
According to the Tema Area Secretary, Pastor Dr Suleman De-Graft Issaka, who stood in for the Area Head, the presentation was a quick response from the church to help alleviate the plights of the victims.
Pastors Raymond Dzanado of Ada-Foah District and Michael Bekoe of Big-Ada District were present to receive the items on behalf of the victims.
They expressed their profound appreciation to the Tema Area Head and leadership of the Area for the thoughtful and kind gesture.
The team also visited the camp to see the victims and interacted with some of them and officials of NADMO and the police.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Honourable Sara Pobee, and the District Coordinating Director also appreciated The Church of Pentecost in the Tema Area for the kind gesture.
Report by Pastor Samuel K. Koomson.