• Short Summary

    THE PROTESTANT CHURCH OF WEST GERMANY HAS UNDERTAKEN TO PROVIDE HALF THE COST OF NEW 250,000 NEW CEDI (ABOUT 85,000 STERLING) HOSPITAL AT EKUMFI GYINANKOMAH, IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA.

  • Description

    THE PROTESTANT CHURCH OF WEST GERMANY HAS UNDERTAKEN TO PROVIDE HALF THE COST OF NEW 250,000 NEW CEDI (ABOUT 85,000 STERLING) HOSPITAL AT EKUMFI GYINANKOMAH, IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA. RECENTLY THE CHARGE D'AFFAIRES OF THE WEST GERMAN EMBASSY IN ACCRA, DR. J.D. SCHAAD, CUT THE SOD TO MARK THE COMMENCEMENT OF WORK ON THE NEW HOSPITAL.

    THE PEOPLE OF EKUMFI HAVE UNDERTAKEN TO BUILD THE HOSPITAL THEMSELVES, USING COMMUNAL LABOUR AND SELF-HELP. WHEN COMPLETED, THE NEW HOSPITAL WILL PROVIDE MUCH-NEEDED MEDICAL CARE FOR PEOPLE IN DISTRICTS SURROUNDED EKUMFI.

    THE SOD-CUTTING CEREMONY WAS ALSO MADE THE OCCASION OF A GRAND DURBAR OF NEIGHBOURING CHIEFS. CHAIRMAN OF THE DURBAR WAS NANA AKYIN THE SIXTH, OMANHENE OF EKUMFI TRADITIONAL AREA AND PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRAL REGION HOUSE OF CHIEFS.

    THE CEREMONY BEGAN WITH PRAYERS, LED BY THE REVEREND F.C.F. GRANT, A FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE METHODIST CHURCH CONFERENCE OF GHANA.

    DR. SCHAAD, BEFORE CUTTING THE CEREMONIAL SOD, MADE A BRIEF SPEECH. HE TOLD HIS AUDIENCE THAT SUCCESS DEPENDED LARGELY ON SACRIFICE, AND CALLED ON PEOPLE IN THE AREA TO WORK HARD TO MAKE THE HOSPITAL PROJECT WORK.

    THE GYINANKOMAH FOUNDATION TRUST HAS BEEN SET UP TO OVERSEE BUILDING OF THE HOSPITAL. MEMBERS OF THE TRUST WERE INTRODUCED TO CHIEFS ATTENDING THE CEREMONY.

    LATER NANYA AKIN LAUNCHED AN APPEAL FOR FUNDS, AND A TRAY WAS TAKEN AROUND THE AUDIENCE FOR IMMEDIATE DONATIONS. HE REMINDED DONORS THAT THEIR GENEROSITY WOULD BE REWARDED WHEN THE HOSPITAL WAS BUILT.

    AN ONLOOKER DURING THE LATER LIBATION CEREMONY WAS MR. A. LAVIE, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE IN CHARGE OF THE CENTRAL REGION, AND A MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF ADMINISTRATION.

    THE LIBATION WAS POURED BY NANA GYABIN THE FIFTH, NIFAHENE OF EKUMFI GYINANKOMAH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7O4B3Q5UM3O2BHMJ5QIWHL3F0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7O4B3Q5UM3O2BHMJ5QIWHL3F0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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