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The Church of Pentecost Commissions New Health Facility At Abesewa

A special ceremony was held today, March 12, 2024, to commission the newly constructed health facility of The Church of Pentecost at Abesewa in the Ahafo Ano South District of Ghana.

The facility, commissioned by the General Secretary of the Church, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, will serve the people of Abesewa and over 20 surrounding villages.

The edifice is a single-level health facility with a fully furnished Outpatient Department (OPD) with an emergency unit, Male and Female Wards, Delivery Ward, Dispensary, theatre, washrooms, laboratory, public health unit, and consulting rooms.

The project started 36 months ago and was completed within 24 calendar months from commencement.

Addressing the gathering of ministers, traditional rulers, health professionals, public officials, members of the Church and residents of Abesewa at the event, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi said that the construction of the facility was in response to the urgent need to provide a health facility that can serve Abesewa and surrounding communities in helping reduce maternal and child mortality in the Ahafo Ano South East District.

“Our response was further triggered by the alarming statistics revealed in the District Medium-Term Development Plan, 2018-2021, published by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), which indicated that the District’s Doctor-Population Ratio was 1: 31,581, the Nurse-Population Ratio was 1:971, and the Midwife-Expectant Mothers Ratio was 1: 1,072,” he said.

He said that this intervention, like the many others, is in line with the “Possessing the Nations” agenda (Phase 2), which is the five-year strategic vision of The Church of Pentecost, dubbed “Vision 2028,” a direct follow-up to Vision 2023.

To ensure sustainable delivery of quality healthcare, the Pentecost Clinic, Abesewa, shall be operated as a full-fledged CHAG facility and managed by the Pentecost Health Services under Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), he further revealed.

“It is our prayer and hope that whoever enters the corridors of this Clinic will receive divine healing,” Apostle Samuel Obuobi said.

In a brief sermonette on the topic: “A People Of God Unleashed Wholistically,” Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani, the Techiman Area Head and Executive Council Member of the Church, stressed the need for churches to engage in initiatives that meet the plight of the communities in which they operate.

Using 1 Thessalonians 5:23 as his foundational text, he explained that it is an undeniable fact that God created the human physically first.

“The Bible says He formed the body of man with the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils, and he became a living soul. This affirms that God first created us physically before the Spirit came,” he said.

Apostle Kotei-Djani, who also serves as the Coordinator for the Bono, Bono-East, and Ahafo Regional Coordinating Committee, further noted that Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate example of Christians, also lived a holistic life and pursued a holistic ministry.

He said that the construction of the health facility and other social interventions of the church are ways through which the Church is meeting the physical needs of the community.

“If we are being unleashed, then we must go holistically. We must not only focus on the spiritual needs of the people. We cannot be in the community and be unconcerned about their plights.

“This will rather make the Church lopsided, but when we pursue holistic ministry, then the church becomes balanced,” he said, emphasising that: “You must give the bread of loaf and the bread of life together.”

The Techiman Area Head also noted that by undertaking such social interventions, the Church is emulating and demonstrating Christ’s ministry of the Gospel and compassion.

“As the Body of Christ, we are Jesus’ presence on earth continuing the mission and love that He inaugurated,” he said.

The Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), Dr. Peter Yeboah, commended The Church of Pentecost for another significant milestone and for once again proving their commitment to providing quality healthcare for the people of Ghana and championing the healing ministry of Jesus.

He said that the health facility has been strategically placed as Abesewa serves as an entry point into three regions, the Ashanti, Bono, and Ahafo regions.

He also noted that since it is located by a major highway, it would serve as a prime health centre to attend to accident victims.

Dr. Yeboah called on traditional leaders, the District Assembly, to own the facility and support its growth and development.

He also advised The Church of Pentecost to continue to support the facility to grow and expand to serve a greater number of people.

The CHAG Executive Director also advised health workers to uphold the highest level of professionalism, ethics, and empathy in the discharge of their duties.

He assured the Church of CHAG’s continued support in providing the human resources and technical support to the facility.

Oheneba Yaw Owusu Ansah (Abrenyasehene) expressed gratitude to the Church for the honour done to the people of Abesewa by putting up such a facility in their town.

He assured the Church that he would do everything in his power to ensure the growth of the facility. He also advised his subjects to support the facility by patronising it and promoting it.

The District Chief Executive, Hon. Thomas Owusu Ansah, who also graced the event, thanked the Church for taking part in the burden of the government and assured them of the District Assembly’s support.

The event ended with the General Secretary, with assistance from Apostle Nii Kotei-Djani and other ministers present, dedicating the facility and leading all gathered to inspect the various departments in the facility.

The event was attended by a host of dignitaries, including Apostle G.O.D. Debrah (National Estate Committee Chairman), Prophet Fred Antwi (Duayaw Nkwanta Area Head), Pastor James Agyin (Projects, Estate, and Development Manager), Elder Richard Amaning (PENTSOS Director), Elder Alexander Frimpong (Pentecost Health Unit Coordinator), Mrs. Priscilla Sarkodie (Ahafo Ano South District Health Director), ASP Prosper Kwao Agyei (Ahafo Ano District Police Commander), among several others.


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