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22.06.2005 Regional News

ICGC gives to Tarkwa Hospital


Tarkwa (W/R), June 22, GNA - The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Tarkwa branch, has donated public address equipment valued at 7.5 million cedis and a cash of 4.5 million cedis to the Government Hospital, Tarkwa on Tuesday. The system was made up of an amplifier, a deck, four horn speakers, one powered public address mixer and a CD player.

Rev Benjamin Abbey, a senior Pastor of the church, said the donation was a token of the church's contribution towards the development of the community in which it operates. He said Central Aid, an NGO of the ICGC, has asked all its branch churches to organize musical concerts known as Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh at the end of every year and 90 per cent of the proceeds was used to support development activity in the community in which the church

operates. Rev Abbey recounted a similar donation to Angel of Hope Orphanage at Tarkwa last year and said the church does not depend on the Gospel alone but also places a high premium on the development of the people and the communities as well.

Dr Ebenezer Acquah, medical superintendent of the hospital, thanked the ICGC for the donation. He described the donation as "timely and a Devine intervention" and said the gadgets, in addition to television sets, would be installed at the Out Patients Department (OPD) where patients can watch films on certain diseases as part of their health education programmes