The Church of Pentecost has offered its 250 acre ultra-modern Pentecost Convention Centre at Gomao Fetteh, Central Region, to government as an isolation centre.The Church which is a member of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) said it’s their Corporate Social Responsibility to help the government in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Memorandum of Understanding
This follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Thursday, April 23, 2020, between the church and the Ministry of National Security on behalf of the Government of Ghana.The move is part of the church’s efforts in assisting the government to contain, curb the spread and eradicate the Coronavirus as well as promote the recovery of persons who have tested positive for the viral disease.Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye who signed the MoU on behalf of the Church with the government to demonstrate their commitment to the fight against Covid-19.
Speaking in an interview with Asempa FM, Apostle Nyamekye who is also the Second Vice President of GPCC said they have also contributed in cash and in kind, to the needy and vulnerable during and after the lockdown.
Apostle Nyamekye assured, the church would continue to support the government to give the best of care to patients at the centre.“Pentecost Convention Centre is a holy place and I know the patients will be healed when they are brought there,” he said.
About Pentecost Convention Centre
The Pentecost Convention Centre is a Christian conference centre situated on a 250-acre land at Gomoa Fetteh near Kasoa in the Central Region of Ghana.The ultra-modern edifice with residential facilities, offers sufficient auditoriums, conference centres, accommodation and a floor area to accommodate several thousands of guests at a time. The venue is suitable for major camp meetings, church general meetings and trade exhibition. PCC has four auditoriums with 5000, 3000, 500 and 200 seating capacities respectively.
The Church of Pentecost, has, therefore, offered the facility to the government at no charge to help aid the recovery process of the infected persons.
In addition, the facility will also accommodate the over 300 health personnel who will be attending to the patients.
Upon the request of the government, the church has also provided 1,300 beds placed at the Patrick Asiamah, Alphonso Wood, John Bart Plange and James Kwaku Gyimah blocks of the convention centre, where the infected persons will be housed from Monday, April 27, 2020, to June 22, 2020.
This agreed period may be reviewed by both parties upon assessment and consultations to determine the way forward.
As of April 22, Ghana had recorded a total of 1,154 cases including 9 deaths and 120 recoveries.
At the moment, 1,025 persons who have tested positive for the disease are responding to treatment.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS