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06.05.2007 General News

Anglican Diocese targets $3.8m hostel


The Anglican Diocese of Accra is to construct a 3.8 million-dollar hostel to help accommodate pilgrims to the Retreat Centre at Ashaley Botwe in Accra.

The 250-room hostel would be sponsored by the Youth wing of the Church in Accra with support from the Episcopal Church of USA and the Archbishop of Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Mr Ato Ampiah, Chairman, Anglican Retreat Centre Project Committee, announced this on Saturday during a fund raising sponsored walk organised by the Anglican Youth Diocese of Accra.
Mr Ampiah said the church had generated ¢2.8 billion internally to help with the project and that the Centre would also accommodate other denominations of the Christian Faith.

Mr Ampiah said the place would also serve as a counselling Centre for Anglicans and commended the youth wing of the church for organising the walk.

Rev. Samuel O. Ankrah, Youth Director, Anglican Diocese of Accra, said the purpose of the walk was to provide avenue for the youth of the church to fraternise and also to create public awareness of the project.

Rev. Ankrah said it was important for the youth to be involved in the walk since they could help win souls for Christ.

Rev. Ankrah called on them to emulate Christ and desist from anti-social behaviour so as not to get infected with the HIV/AIDS.

The sponsored walk started at the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) to the Anglican Retreat Centre, Ashaley Botwe.

Source: GNA