Yikene branch of Christ Embassy over the weekend donated over 7,500 litters of water to the Sokabisi health center in Bolgatanga municipality of Upper East Region.
It would be recalled that A1 radio recently highlighted how health delivery was hampered due to the acute water shortage at the health center.
But in what seems to be a temporal relief to health workers and patients, members of the church went to the aid of the center with the supply of water and also embarked on clean up exercise around it.
According to pastor of the Yikene branch of Christ Embassy, Ebenezer Anane, the gesture is in response to the dire need of water at the health center reported on A1 radio.
“I believe that, the project you [reporter] embarked on, God heard you and this is an answer to the prayer. Because we were just inspired to come to this place and it is an inspiration from God, so I believe that our coming here [is] based on your project [report]; that means it is an answer to the call you made; God has answered your prayer,” Pastor Anane stated.
The gesture according to him, formed part of series of events to celebrate the birthday of president of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
“The inspiration our dear president of our ministry, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome gave us [is] to celebrate him by serving our community. He is a person who has humanitarian services at heart and he has thought us to do that humanitarian service.”
A psychiatric nurse at the Sokabisi health center, Joel Mba Benga, who received the donation on behalf of staff, thanked the church for the timely intervention.
Mr. Mba revealed that the mechanized system which the health center and the Sokabisi community relied on for water years ago accrued a debt which led to the disconnection of the staff quarters of the health center from the national grid “As at now we are sleeping in darkness and it is affecting our work”.
By: Joshua Asaah|A1radioonline.com|Ghana