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Cape Coast Latter-day Saints Serve Ankaful Pyschiatric Hospital

Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital served by Latter-day Saints

As part of the annual All Africa Service Project rendered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Cape Coast Stake (a group of congregations) held this year's service project at Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital on August 19, 2017.

The work centered on clearing weeds around the hospital wards and the main entrance of the hospital. The Royal Palm Trees along the roads to the entrance also received a touch of paint.


Members of the Church joined residents of the community and hospital staff in front of the administration block to receive instructions early Saturday morning. Volunteers were placed in groups of seven, led by a staff member of the hospital. Work started at 8:20 a.m. and lasted four hours.

After the service project, volunteers gathered together for a donation of toiletries to the hospital. Dr. Emefa Dzide, the Acting Clinical Coordinator, upon receiving the donation, complimented the gesture made by the Church to the facility.

Madam Grace Tetteh, the Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the hospital said, “It’s laudable. . . You’ve done excellent… Looking at the time you came and the quantum of work done, I can see you really put yourselves into it.”

President William Gyedu Coleman, the Cape Coast stake president, said the main reason for choosing Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital for the service project was centered on Jesus Christ’s attribute of charity to those in need. Most patients have been abandoned by their families and the government subsistence is not enough to sustain them.

“The government can’t do all… I call on the affluent in the society to come to the aid of Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital and I know that the Lord will bless you in folds on any donation that you will do,” said Coleman.

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