Some persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Accra and Kumasi have received assorted food items worth GHS 15,160.00 from the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs) of The Church of Pentecost (CoP).
The donation was made to support the livelihoods of PWDs and enable them to cope with the partial lockdown of the Greater Accra Region and Greater Kumasi metropolis as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana.
The items, which include bags of rice, cooking oil, tomato paste, canned fish, toilet roll and sachet water, were presented on behalf of the church by the MPWDs Coordinator, Overseer Alexander Nyame on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. He was assisted by the Ashieyie District Minister, Pastor John Odoi Korang.
The donation for the beneficiaries in Accra took place at the Accra Rehabilitation Centre, whilst beneficiaries in the Greater Kumasi metropolis received their items at Abuakwa in Kumasi.
Presenting the items, Overseer Nyame said that “in times of crises like this, the less privileged are very vulnerable, but persons with disabilities are more vulnerable, so The Church of Pentecost through the MPWDs, has decided to support our brothers and sisters with disabilities so that together we can survive this pandemic.”
The MPWDs also presented food items worth GHS 2,700.00 to 30 members of the MPWDs mobile church at Okaishie Drug Lane.
The Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs) is a newly-introduced ministry intervention of The Church of Pentecost birthed through the 5-year strategic vision of the church, dubbed: “Vision 2023.”
The MPWDs seeks to build a strong ministry to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) through effective evangelism and discipleship, as well as create an enabling environment to promote their spiritual, emotional and personal growth in order to impact the church, their communities, and nations.