Compiled By Zambaga Rufai Saminu
MEMBERS of the Aseda Fan Club, a new social networking group in Sekondi Takoradi, which is being led by a popular man of God from the Blood of Jesus Power Ministry, Pastor David Oppong Dacosta, have pledged their commitment to dedicate the activities of the club to community health issues, to improve upon the welfare of members of society.
According to the members of the club, apart from working to support the social wellbeing of its members, the club would be dedicating much of its activities next year to rendering selfless community service to needy and underprivileged areas of the Western Region.
In an exclusive interview with the Western File after the launch of the club in Takoradi recently, the club’s President, Pastor Oppong Dacosta, said the prime concern of the members of the club was to reach out to vulnerable communities to find out the health problems facing them, and how such problems could be confronted and dealt with, through the support of members of the club and other stakeholders.
He said they would be embarking on massive sensitisation workshops to educate communities on the dangers associated social vices.
The organisation, he noted would sensitise members of the community against alcoholism, teenage pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS among other social vices.
He said apart from using the word of God to offer counseling and guidance to people, the executives of the infant organisation, he noted, were also poised and committed to rendering other social services including rendering support to widows and the marginalised in society among others.
According to Pastor Dacosta, promoting a healthy life style among members of the community, through education, would be key to their activities, as they continue to galvanise support for more membership to expand their network.
He said children who are vulnerable in society would be paramount to their education programmes, as they continue to engage communities on how to tackle the challenges facing them, especially, issues related to health.
The club, he stressed, currently has about four hundred members, and could be expanded to cover other communities in the metropolis.
He said it was the determination of the club to improve the welfare of all in society, hence their decision to widen the network to cover other people.
He said he envisages that Aseda would build strong bonding with other existing social networking groups to restore hope among the poor in society.
According to pastor Dacosta, who is currently host of the popular gospel “Aseda programme” on Good News FM in Takoradi, the formation of the club was necessitated by the challenges of the youth of the metropolis, which eventually metamorphosed into an organisation.
He explained that after successfully hosting the Aseda programme on air, and touching many lives with it, he thought it was necessary to bring together his fans to form the club.
That idea was primarily to bring into fruition his vision of helping the poor and the marginalised in society to thrive.