The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev Prof. Joaeph Obiri Yeboah Mante has encouraged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to be focused and courageous in his passion of providing health care and education for the people of Ghana.
“Your Excellency all I want to say is I like your passion, and be focused. You are doing, for me, what God will have us do. Hospitals, schools things that will better the life of people like John chapter 10:10; and Jesus said: I came that you will have life and have more abundantly. May your passion be followed by this scripture verse. Be courageous, and I know that God will bless you. I know you; I know who you are, and I know where your heart is. May God bless the passion of your heart.”
Rt Rev Prof Mante made the statement when he joined the President to cut the sod for the construction of an accident and emergency centre at the Presbyterian Hospital at Dormaa Ahenkro in the Dormaa Municipality in the Bono Region.
Upon completion, the 45-bed accident and emergency centre would have a 12-bed Triage, 33-bed ward, surgical suite, imaging services, laboratory, plaster room and a laboratory.
The Moderator thanked President Akufo Addo for the project. He mentioned that Jesus in His ministry preached, taught and healed so anything relating to health, education is always backed by the spirit of the living God. He expressed the appreciation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to the President for the project.
The Moderator mentioned that the Presbyterian Church of Ghana is currently the third largest single provider of health services in the country and therefore would continue to partner the state to run these health facilities.
President Akufo Addo in address expressed his gratitude to the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in particular who continue to partner Government to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of the ordinary citizen.
“I am very hopeful that, by the grace of God, we are on the threshold of something remarkable in Ghana, and, hopefully, with four more for Nana and the NPP, I expect that all of us, gathered here, will be present again, God-willing, for the commissioning of this project, once it is completed,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo said the people of Dormaa, with a population of about a million, deserved a befitting modern accident and emergency facility to replace the existing one.
President Akufo-Addo said the project was being undertaken at great cost to the taxpayer and, therefore, appealed to the chiefs and people of Dormaa to help ensure that the infrastructure and equipment were duly maintained for the benefit of all.