Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng of the Divine Word Ministry International in the United States of America, has donated a cash of thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000) to the bereaved families of the Kintampo rainstorm tragedy.
Bishop and Mrs Adonteng Boateng on behalf of the Church, donated items worth thousands of dollars to both the families as well as the Wenchi Senior High School; as the disaster caught the attention of the church members.
Items donated include bags of rice, assorted drinks and biscuits, while one of the teachers who was a victim and on admission at the Wenchi Government Hospital, was given an amount of one thousand dollars ($1000) for his bills and expenses.
In all, an amount of eighty- eight thousand Ghana cedis (GHS 88,000) was donated to the families of the victims and the school, whereas, recipients were Heerjoyed by the immense contribution from the Bishop.
In a statement, Bishop Adonteng Boateng noted that, the Church had in the past undertaken some humanitarian ventures to both the Komfo Anokye and Korle- Bu Hospitals, as such, the donation was in fulfillment of the scriptures which require that the needy in society, be assisted.
He suggested to government, to as a matter of urgency, provide ambulance services at all the tourist sites, and again assured Ghanaians of his utmost support at all times.
Bishop Adonteng Boateng, who pledged to put up a library for the school and an exchange program with schools in the US, also spoke about some of the church’s ambitious projects including an initiative dubbed: “The Next President”.
He explained that, this initiative aimed at discovering and nurturing some brilliant but needy children into future generational scholars who will take up the mantle of leadership in the future.
Mr. Foster Antwi Boateng, the Headmaster of the Wench Senior High School, who received the money and items on behalf of the school, thanked the Bishop and his church for their kind gesture.
Mr Antwi said there was a need for the Tourism Minister and government as a whole, make available rescue operation teams at the various tourist sites to respond to accidents that occur when people visit such places.
The Headmaster who stressed that there should be proper safety mechanisms in place, all the time to make sure that disasters that occur do not claim lives, again called on Ghanaians to remember the school in prayers.
The over 20 members of the ministry who visited the students consoled and as well entreated them to be steadfast in the Lord.
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