The Church of Pentecost is to initiate a security-based development project under its five-year vision to build more police stations and posts across the country.
“This will be our contribution to Government’s efforts to provide Police Posts in communities where they are needed,” the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye has disclosed.
Dubbed “Police Station and Post project (PSPP)” the Chairman said the stations would be cited in some selected “deprived and insecure areas”.
Apostle Nyamekye announced this when he launched the Church’s environmental care campaign under the slogan “My Environment, My Responsibility” with support from waste management company Zoomlion Ghana Limited on Thursday November 22 at the PIWC-Kokomlele in Accra .
The police posts and the environmental care campaign are contained in the Vision 2023 in which The Church of Pentecost is seeking to develop a strategic partnership with the state aimed at helping to develop Ghana.
“As part of our efforts to promote the values and principles of the Kingdom of God in our state and non-state institutions, the church shall seek to train more chaplains and deploy them to various institutions such as the Military, Police, Prisons, Hospice/Hospitals, sports, orphanages, palaces as well as some corporate institutions.”
The Chairman of the Church noted that the campaign on environment fits perfectly into the vision of Ghana’s President to make Ghana clean and Accra the cleanest city in the sub-region by 2020.
Environmental Care Campaign has been planned in a way which could be tackled in four main categories, Aps. Nyamekye mentioned: education, Clean-up exercises, community-based initiatives and other activities.
Other Interventions under Church-State Strategic Partnership
- The church will partner the government to provide potable drinking water in some selected deprived communities.
2. We shall initiate a programme in collaboration with the Government to put up Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds to improve access to health care in some selected deprived communities.
3. The church shall be committed to partnering the Government to establish more public basic schools at strategic places to enable the poor have improved access to education.
4. In collaboration with the Ghana Prisons Service, the church will initiate the construction of accommodation facilities (cells) for selected prisons in the country as part of efforts to support Government ease congestions in those prisons.
5. We shall also be committed to strengthening ministry to persons with disabilities. Among other things, we shall design intervention programmes to help us care and attend to the needs of the disabled community; including the provision of braille materials for people who are blind, listening devices for people who are hearing impaired, and large prints for people who are visually impaired. We shall as well endeavour to equip these persons with the needed skills to be productive in the communities in which they live.
6. Administrative Areas and Districts of the church shall be encouraged to construct shelters at bus stops for communal use.
7. We shall also encourage our assemblies, districts and areas of the church to identify community challenges that the church can work on in contributing to community level development.
“These and many more the church will do in the next five years as part of our strategic partnership with Government to contribute to the transformation of the nation,” Apostle Eric Nyamekye announced.
By Isaac Essel | 3news.com | Ghana