Tuesday, February 21, 2023; Apam, C/R – Management of Gomoa West District Assembly; Gomoa Kumasi community and the Churches without Wall (CwoW) collaborated to operate a health facility.
The meeting was held to agree on modalities for the management of a health facility built by CwoW, an international non-denominational Christian organization in Gomoa Kumasi. The Gomoa West District Assembly intends to operationalize the facility to provide basic health services for the people of the community and its environs. CwoW put up the structure to support its Christian mission while the community viewed it as a development strategy to attract other investments into it. All parties agreed that CwoW will maintain ownership of the building and the land while the District Assembly through its Health Directorate provide personnel and operate the facility delivery health services.
CwoW was also permitted to use the facility to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ and promote Christian values once they were not illegal. Practices such as abortion, the promotion of LGBT+ and others which were against both tenets of Christianity and Ghanaian Customs would not be permitted to be practised at the facility. The meeting also agreed that citizens of Gomoa Kumasi and members of CwoW should be given priority when opportunities arose for non-essential jobs at the facility such as janitors, security etc….
Gomoa West District Assembly was represented by Pln. Ken Ketor, the District Planning Officer; Pln. Robert Yamba, the Head of Physical Planning Department; Mr. Bernard Biney, the District Budget Analyst and Mr. Dennis Addai Addison the Administrator of the District Health Department. Gomoa Kumasi Community was represented by Nana Odziasempa Yaw Tawiah Amponsah III, Odzekrow of Gomoa Kumasi and Hon. Alex Owusu the Assembly member of Gomoa Kumasi/Obokuro; Rev John Shadrack Donkoh, Bishop of Evangelican Lutheran Church of Ghana; Mr Rob Geiger (Nana Rob Kwesi Ababio I, Development chief of Gomoa Kumasi) and Mrs. Cathy Geiger representing CwoW. Mr and Mrs Geiger joined via Miscrsoft Team from the United States of America.