The Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, Accra Branch, International headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa has donated some food items on behalf of the founder Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, (Major1) to the people of Fadama in Accra affected by a fire outbreak that has rendered many homeless in the wake of the lockdown to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
The items donated include 35 bags of rice of varying kilograms and variety, cartons of cooking oil, tomatoes paste, bar and liquid soaps, toiletries, soft drinks and hand sanitizers running into thousands of cedis.
The donation was made through the Community representative body, the Community Coordinating Committee, CCC made up of selected members of the community formed by the Peoples Dialogue on Human settlement for equitable distribution of the donation.
The is so far the largest non-state donation received by the community since the fire outbreak.
The Resident Pastor, Apostle Enoch Debon said it is part of the mandate of the church to reach out to the needy. “We are enjoined by the God in the Holy Bible to help each other in time of trouble such as these” he said. “This is the reason why our Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1) has requested us to make this donations to the affected victims to help alleviate the suffering they may be going through now’. Apostle Enoch used the opportunity to call on people who are in the position to reach out to do so.
The fire outbreak which occurred during the lockdown has compounded the woes of over thousand households of the slum community. Many of the people now sleep in the open with little or nothing to eat.
It is for this reason that the community’s leaders consider the donation as ‘timely and a positive intervention’. Receiving the items on behalf of the community, the Dagomba Youth Chief of Greater Accra, Alhaji Rashid Fuseni expressed gratitude to the church for their support. “We are grateful for their gesture and pray for Allah’s blessings for Major1, his pastor and his members” he said.
According to Alhaji Rashid Fuseni the community has been hardly hit economically putting many residents into total despair considering the fact that they are also under lockdown and cannot go out to make a living. Women and children he said are the worse affected and called on other benevolent organizations and individuals to emulate the example of the church and come to their aid.
Many structures including mosques in Fadama were raized down in a midnight fire outbreak which has rendered many homeless. For now, the victims are hoping more help would come as they pick their peace together to start life again.
The Resident Pastor was accompanied by amongst others, the Church Administrator, Mrs. Gifty Mahama Biyira and the Head of Becon of Hope, Accra Chapter, Mrs. Thereza Asare .
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