Most Rev. John Baptist Attakruh, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, together with the members of the National Council of Catholic Women, made a donation to the Appiatse community.
The items that included clothing, bags, children’s wear, and a cash donation of five thousand Ghana cedis were received on behalf of the people of Appiatse by Hon. Dr. Isaac Dasmani,(MCE, Prestea/Huni-Valley Constituency), Mr. Bright Adjei, ( Western Regional Deputy Director of NADMO), Mr. Louis Afful,(Deputy Municipal Director of NADMO).
Mrs. Agatha Oppong, the president of the National Council of Catholic Wome(NCCW), in her brief address say that the Association sympathizes with them, especially women and children who are the most vulnerable.
She assured them of God’s providence and that their presence and presentations are to console them and to make reality the presence of God in their life.
The MCE expressed his appreciation for the charitable gesture of the NCCW. He said Ghana has not abondon them, and the Catholic Church has been of tremendous support since 20th January when the sad event occurred.
The MCE showed his profound gratitude to Most Rev. John Baptist Attakruh who released the Parish Hall of Bogoso on time to temporarily accommodate the surviving victims until their current settlement.
He asked for the Church’s constant prayers for the surviving victims and those in charge of their upkeep.
Most Rev. John Baptist Attakruh urged the people to be resolute in their faith. He said, “It it takes time to overcome the sad effects of situations like the disaster, but God’s grace will help them to bounce back to normalcy.
He reiterate that this charitable gesture is not only an outward show but rather it an act of faith born from our Catholic faith that teaches us to reach out to those in need.
The Bishop also says that the visitation and presentation are to encourage and strengthen them to overcome the sad experiences of the explosion and to deepen their faith in God.
Most Rev. John Baptist Attakruh offered his heartfelt gratitude to the executives of the NCCW and, by extension, to all Catholic women from the twenty (20) Arch/Dioceses for their contributions.
The event was attended by some Clergy of the Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi, Very Rev. Francis Siriboe (Dean of Tarkwa), Very. Rev. Michael Blay-Morkey (Dean of Prestea), Fr. Francis Kofi Authur (Rep. of Asankragua Deanary), Fr. Ignatius Whajah (Headmaster, St. Augustine SHS – Bogoso), Fr. Marcus Ennin (Chaplin- St. Augustine SHS, Bogoso), Fr. Ralphael Eshun, Fr. Edward Cudjoe, Fr. Augustine Mensah and Fr. Stephen Ansah-Mensah.
Source: Sektadi Tv – DEPSOCOM Sekondi – Takoradi facebook page