Obuasi Area Pentecost Church builds Male Ward for Tweapease Health Center

The vision of the Obuasi Area Church of Pentecost to transform and improve the lives of the people in its communities has spurred the Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) of the Church to build and handed over a 15-bed capacity Male Ward for the Tweapaease Health Center.

The Tweapaease Health Center, the only medical facility serving about ten neighbouring communities, has not seen any major facelift since it was commissioned in 2015.

The facility, until the intervention by the Church of Pentecost, had males and females sharing the same ward.

The Tweapaease branch of the Church of Pentecost decided to save the situation through the Obuasi Area Men’s Ministry.

Nana Ekuoba Gyasi (left), Apostle William Boakye Agyarko, Obuasi Area Head help Oheneba Kwadwo Ntoso III, Bekwai Dwonsuahene to commission the ward

The new Male Ward, which cost GH¢166,531, consists of a 10-bed main ward, 4-bed side ward, and a VIP Ward.

Apostle William Boakye Agyarko, Obuasi Area Head of the Church, explained at the handing over ceremony that the initiative was in line with the teachings of the Holy Bible, which enjoined Christians to do good to all manner of people.

He revealed that the Church saw it important to intervene to salvage the situation of men and women sharing the same ward during routine evangelism by the District Pastor, Francis Wugban, at the health facility.

Apostle Agyarko reiterated the commitment of the Church, through their transformational agenda, to change the lives of the people.

He stated that, the Church of Pentecost, true to its resolve to inculcate unto the people the need to observe a clean environment, had set aside the 3rd month of the year (March) to clean the environment.

Ampratwum Oppong Ahmed , Amansie Central District Health Director, lauded the Church for coming to the aid of the health center, and described the facility as a welcome relief, saying the existing phenomenon of having men and women sharing a single ward was an albatross around the neck of personnel at the facility.

The newly Males Ward commissioned at Tweapease Health Center

Mr. Ampratwum cited the refusal of health personnel to accept postings to the district as a major threat to healthcare delivery in the area.

According to him, the perception that the district was a deprived one affected quality healthcare delivery, and added that those who accepted postings there found it difficult to get accommodation because of the exorbitant rent charges.

The Health Director appealed to the government and other groups and corporate institutions to also intervene to save the situation.

Oheneba Kwadwo Ntoso III, Bekwai Dwonsuahene, praised the Church of Pentecost for the pioneering role in assisting in the provision of social amenities to the communities, especially those in their catchment areas.

He said the provision of the male ward for the Tweapaease Health Center lent credence to the impact the Church was making on the lives of the people in the country.

He mentioned that the Church of Pentecost was noted for providing prison facilities, hospitals, schools, boreholes and police stations among others for communities.


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