Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea-AoS), Ghana, a faith-based charity organisation as part of its humanitarian responsibilities, has extended its hands to one of her partners, Regional Maritime University (RMU).
They donated PPEs in the form of Veronica buckets and its stands, tissue rolls, sanitizers, liquid soaps, and hand washing bowls. This exercise was necessary because it forms part of Stella Maris’ continuous effort against the fight of the deadly pandemic COVID-19.
It can be recalled that over a month ago, Stella Maris (AoS), Ghana visited Fisherfolks of the Canoe Basin at the Tema Fishing Harbour to sensitize them on the devastating nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the existing safety protocols and stigmatization. A donation of some PPEs such as Nose and Face masks, sanitizers, liquid soap, and tissues was made to fishermen.
The visit was also to foster the relationship that exists between Stella Maris (AoS), Ghana, and Regional Maritime University (RMU).
Stella Maris (AoS), Ghana was represented by her Chaplains, Rev. Frs. Lieutenant (Ghana Navy) Sylvanus Dogodzi (Director of Stella Maris AoS, Ghana), Emmanuel Gosu (Dean of Tema Battor Deanery), Dennis Opoku-B (Chaplain Tema Senior High School), and Lawrence Agyapong (OLAM Parish Community One-Tema) and Rev. Fr. George Ekow Mensah, Director of CARITAS, Accra.
In the address by the Director of Stella Maris (AoS) Ghana, he indicated that the donated items were supported by the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra through its CARITAS office.
The Dean for Tema-Battor, Very Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Gosu, who represented the Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie and his brother bishops reiterated that the Catholic Church would remain steadfast in collaborating with the government in providing humanitarian services to the vulnerable, the poor, the aged and the sick most especially during this time of the COVID-19.
The Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the entire student body and the management board of the University (both teaching and non-teaching staff) expressed their profound appreciation for this kind gesture shown by Stella Maris (AoS), Ghana. He emphasised how the PPE items will contribute to strengthening their efforts in fighting this global pandemic. He assured us that the university staff and students would adhere to all the safety protocols in creating a conducive environment for learning.
The ceremony ended with a prayer by Rev. Fr. Dennis Opoku, the chaplain for Tema Senior high School. He prayed for the entire student body and staff members of the university (both teaching and non-teaching).