A short ceremony has been held at the Cape Coast Catholic Secretariat during which the Archbishop, Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle presented assorted food and other items to some vulnerable people in the Archdiocese as the Church’s contribution to mitigate the harsh  effects of Covid-19 on them.

The relief items according to the Archbishop and collaborated by the  Director of Caritas Cape Coast, Rev. Fr. Stephen Amoa Gyasi,  were donated by Caritas Ghana supported by Caritas Internationalis and the Discastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development headed by H.E Peter cardinal Appiah Turkson. Archbishop Buckle said that the Church in the Central Region had undertaken a number of interventions since the onset of the pandemic in Ghana and pledged to continue to explore other ways to reach out to the poor and the needy in the region. He thanked parishioners who had been contributing to the Caritas coffers in the various parishes and urged them to continue to do so generously in order to grow the fund. He also appealed to the general public to consider the poor and the needy in the community so that they could also share in their blessings. The Archbishop urged all Ghanaians to continue to uphold the Covid-19 safety protocols so that the virus could be dealt with completely in Ghana.

The Director of Caritas Cape Coast, Rev. Fr. Stephen Amoa Gyasi, on his part, expressed gratitude to the Director of Caritas Ghana and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference for the initiative they undertook to support the needy during these trying times. He intimated that the items presented cost over GHC 64,000.00 and they would be distributed to over 250 beneficiaries throughout the Archdiocese. This would cover both Catholics and non-Catholics, he said. A group of refugees from Ageikrom near Elmina was at the ceremony to represent the rest of the beneficiaries.

Filed by Fr. Charles Arthur.

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