The Takoradi Ghana State of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter – Day Saints has undertaken a five-hour clean-up exercise at the Effia Nkwanta and the Takoradi hospitals, both in the Western Region.
The exercise was a major service project throughout Africa carried out every August, dubbed, “All African helping hands service project”.
The 2015 service project was on the theme, “The power of the example and service as we follow the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ”.
Addressing the media after the exercise, the First Counsellor to the State President, Mr Richard Osei, said about 500 members of the church had been divided to do cleaning at the Effia Nkwanta and Takoradi hospitals.
He said selected wards and offices were scrubbed and given facelift by painting at the inner and outer walls.
Mr Osei disclosed that besides the scrubbing and mobbing of the floor, members weeded within and around the premises of the hospitals.
He said the exercise was in line with the teachings and examples of the Saviour Jesus Christ whom they followed.
The Head Superintendent and Environmental Officer of the Effia Nkwanta the Hospital, Mr Isaac Bossmann, commended the church for the exercises at hospital and said the hospital had not got enough labourers to keep the vast area always clean and appealed to corporate bodies and organisations to emulate the Mormons.
Similar exercises will be carried out in other African countries like Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Cameroun, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, South Africa, Liberia, and DR Congo.
From Peter Gbambila,Takoradi.