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19.04.2004 Regional News

Cape Coast Anglican Diocese to establish Training College at Ayanful

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Agona Kwanyako, April 19, GNA - The Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast is to establish a Teacher Training College at Ayanful in the Upper Denkyira District of the Central Region.

The Right Reverend Daniel S.A. Allotey, Bishop of the Cape Coast Diocese of the Anglican Church announced this at the ordination of Reverend Father Isaac Ampadu Dankwa at the Holy Redeemer Anglican Church, Agona Kwanyako.

He said the Diocese had also completed arrangements with the Ashanti Goldfields Company (AGC) to take over its abandoned buildings at Ayanful for the establishment of the college.

Rt. Rev. Allotey announced that the church had also finalised plans to set up a University with Technical bias to help promote quality education in the country.

He stated that a committee had been formed to work out programmes for the speedy implementation and take-off of the University. The Bishop of Cape Coast said the Church in conjunction with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ohio in the United States, had built a Junior Secondary School at Awutu Akrapa in the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District.

He said the project had been completed and it would be commissioned on April 30, while a sod-cutting ceremony would be performed on the same day to start the construction of a Senior Secondary School.

Rt. Rev. Allotey said the Anglican Church had spent 50 million cedis towards the completion of a clinic at Dominase, adding that, a nurse and a doctor had been posted there to provide quality health care.

He said a team of doctors would be arranged from the Christian Eye Centre in Cape Coast to Dominase to undertake a screening exercise free of charge, adding that those who had serious eye problems would be referred to Cape Coast to be treated at the expense of the church. The Bishop said more than 50 million cedis had also been spent on the rehabilitation of some primary and junior secondary schools as part of the church's efforts to improve education in the Central Region.

He called on the newly ordained priest to accept the Holy Scriptures as revealing all things necessary for eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

Rt. Rev. Allotey urged Rev. Father Ampadu Dankwa to be diligent in prayer, in reading Holy Scriptures, and all studies that would deepen his faith to enable him to uphold the truth of the Gospel against error. He said apart from propagating the Gospel, the Church would win souls for Christ, help change the social lives of the people, and improve their living standards.

The Anglican Bishop of Cape Coast appealed to political leaders and their activists to be tactical in their pronouncements to promote peace and unity.

He urged the media to desist from defiling some of the political leaders, adding that the attacks on them would not do the nation any good but rather create chaos and confusion to destroy the nation's young democracy.

He appealed to Ghanaians to let peace and tranquillity to prevail in the country so as not to repeat the unfortunate political upheaval in Rwanda.

The Anglican Bishop of Cape Coast called for peace in the country to ensure free and fair elections in December for the country to continue to enjoy development and prosperity.