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Church Builds Health Center and Nurse’s Quarters in Nwinsa, Ghana

Remote village also receives solar power source and medical equipment

The traditional leader, Chief of the Nwinsa, thanks Church of Jesus Christ for the donation of hospital building and nurse's quarters at donation ceremony in Nwinsa, Ghana. 28 March 20242024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The village of Nwinsa, a farming community near Kumasi in Ghana, has struggled for many years to provide adequate health care to its residents.  Without electricity or driveable roads, it was difficult to bring trained medical personnel to the village, and seeking medical services in Kumasi was nearly impossible.  Village leaders went to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seeking aid in providing community members with their health challenges.

On 28 March 2024, a donation ceremony was held in Nwinsa to celebrate the donation of a nurse’s quarters building, the refurbishment of another medical building, and the donation of medical equipment and supplies by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The Church also provided solar powered electricity to the facility which allowed it to be classified as a Health Center.

Members of the community were joined by civil and traditional leaders to celebrate the new health center.  The Honorable Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister of Defence in Ghana, Kofi Amankwaa Manu, who was instrumental in bringing the communities needs to the Church, was a notable guest.  He was joined by the traditional chief of the Nwinsa people, as well as the District Director of Health, Joseph Adamako.

Representing the Church of Jesus Christ was President Samuel Appiah of the Kumasi Ghana Suame Stake.  Bishop Rockson Appiah of the Kokoben ward and Bishop Alexander Cobbina of the Nkoranza ward were also in attendance.

Director Adomako noted that with the added buildings and equipment the facility could now be upgraded to a health center.  “Now resident midwife and a physician assistant and other supportive staff can take permanent residence here and attend to the health needs of this community,” he said.

Previously the community had no resources for their many health challenges, including snakebites, malaria, and prenatal and infant care.  Lydia Osei, a midwife, said, “I will follow the church’s example to care for the people Nwinsa.  I will be taking up residence here in this community and help them with their health concerns, especially pregnant women.”

Samuel Osei, the local assemblyman, thanked the Church for the timely donation. “The people of this community will forever cherish this church.  They gave us our first ever modern sanitation facility, and now our very first ever health center. We are profoundly grateful,” he said.

“You have demonstrated love to your neighbor and faith in God through the provision of this facility to this deprived community,” said the Honorable Kofi Amankwaa Manu, and added,” Generations yet unborn shall come to know, see, and hear of your good works.

 President Appiah shared that, “We fast, and pay our offerings to the church, so that they can be used to fund such projects.  By doing this, we are telling you, our neighbors, that we love you.  Our church members donate because of their love for the Savior, and their love for their fellow men.  All we ask in return is that the community cherishes and takes care of these facilities so they can bless the lives of generations to come.”

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