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06.10.2002 General News

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....And Anglican Church in Collaborative Effort The Member of Parliament for the Odododiodoo Constituency, Nii-Bi Nii Ayi-Bonte on Saturday, 5 October 2002, brought the Anglican Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints together in a joint effort that saw the two churches organizing a medical clinic for the people of James Town and the Aayalolo/Arena/Korle-Wonko areas. The clinic took place simultaneously in two places on the day.

At James Town, the people flocked to the Sempe 1 Government School, while those in the Aayalolo and Arena area besieged the Sacred Heart School near the Arena.

Having been previously hinted about the clinic, people began to form long queues as early as 6:00 a.m.! At each place, the queues included the young as well as the old. The old, especially, showed their elation at this heaven-sent opportunity to have their failing sight restored (somewhat), their aching bodies soothed and precious drugs given them-all free of charge! It was a joy for this Bobby to see the smiles that lit up the faces of those old folk who benefitted. The light in their eyes will take some obliterating.

Four hundred pairs of spectacles (for reading only) were taken to the James Town rendezvous by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By noon, they were all gone! It had taken only four hours for that number of people to be seen to. Elsewhere on the school premises, the Anglican Church was sorting out people with general bodily pains and other complaints. Those who qualified, were sent to the Pharmacy (set up in one of the classrooms) where they were given free drugs as per prescriptions given. Doctors from Korle-Bu Hospital assisted in this wise.

At about the same time that proceedings were coming to a close at James Town, the Arena end of the package was also winding up. So great had been the public response and participation that most of the supplies had run out by noon. Nii Ayi-Bonte, the Member of Parliament for the area has promised another medical clinic for the people soon. It does look as though Apositive [email protected] is bringing both churches and people together.

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