The Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs Justina Owusu-Banahene has performed ground breaking ceremony for work to begin on the construction of an ultra-modern hospital at Abesim in the Municipality. The project, estimated at US$35,000, and expected to be completed by the end of the year, is being funded by Pastor Guillermo E. Biaggi, the General Vice President of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church. It followed an appeal by Barimah Kumi Acheaw, the Chief of Abesim, and Kyidomhene of Dormaa Traditional Area during an evangelism crusade held by Pastor Biaggi in the town in 2018, to spread the Word and win souls for the Kingdom of God. Mrs Owusu-Banahene emphasized the church remained a key partner towards accelerated national development and the government recognized and appreciated its significant contributions to nation building. She said the government would forever be grateful to the SDA church for helping to address the health needs of the people and improving and promoting quality education as well. Mrs Owusu-Banahene indicated that aside the spiritual development of members, it behooved on churches and religious bodies to also promote the developmental and societal needs of the people to make life comfortable for them. She emphasized that the government alone could not shoulder the responsibility of building a better Ghana, and rallied the support of all religious institutions, corporate bodies and civil society and non-governmental organizations. Pastor Paul Twumasi Danquah, the President of the Midwest Ghana Conference of the SDA Church said as key development partner, the conference would continue to collaborate with the Municipal Assembly to push forward development. Barimah Acheaw, the Chief of Abesim, thanked the church for the project, and hoped that on completion the facility would provide first class and quality services to improve on the health status of the people.
Source: WatchGhana.Com/ K.Peprah