In support of the Legacy of Hope project launched in January 2022, the youth of St. Bakhita Catholic Church, Community 20, Tema, and their rector, Rev. Fr. Hillary Agbenosi donated a cheque to the Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, Cssp, Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra during a visit to his residence. As part of Laudamus 2022, the funds presented were raised towards the Legacy of Hope Paediatric Cancer and Children’s Specialist Hospital project.
The immediate past chairperson of the church youth council, Mr Anthony Biney, spoke about Laudamus, an annual praise charity festival produced by the youth of St. Bakhita to commemorate Easter. The maiden edition held last year, featuring Gospel greats Joe Mettle and Daughters of Glorious Jesus, brought together over 1,500 faithful to worship God and raise funds for the Legacy of Hope Project.
He also invited the Archbishop to the 2023 edition on Sunday, 21st May 2023 at 5 pm at St. Bakhita Catholic Church, Community 20, Tema. Diana Hamilton, Perez Musik, and Peter Owusu-Ansah will lead the people of God in worship and praise this year. In addition, he informed the Archbishop that proceeds from the Laudamus will support the development of the House of St. Francis Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment & Rehab Center.
Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie expressed excitement and commended the youth and rector for putting together this initiative. He also expressed his appreciation to all who sacrificed to support the Legacy of Hope Project. He highlighted that the kind gesture would significantly help provide necessary aid to children in need of specialised healthcare. “It would contribute a long way to creating a lasting impact in society,” he added.