Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church supports Akosombo, Kpong Dam spillage victims
Mr Klebingat presenting the items
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated relief items worth US$300,000 to victims of the Akosombo and Kpong Dam spillage.
The items include, detergents, bags of rice, assorted fruit drinks, Wellington boots, mosquito nets, bags of sugar, gallons of edible oil, sugar, tomato paste, assorted tin milk, sanitary materials, and medications.
The gesture was to alleviate the suffering of the people in the five districts affected by the spillage in the North and South Dayi, Keta, Ketu, Anlo, and North and South Tongu Districts.
The Counsellor, Africa West Area Presidency of the Church, Elder Jorge Klebingat, presenting the items, said the Church was concerned by the magnitude of the destruction, hence their widows mite to help alleviate the suffering of the people.
The Church, he stated was moved by the magnitude of the problem, with the member’s heart broken and sad at what happened through the news and videos
Immediately the church started the preparations to help the victims.
He said even though the Church has not been invited, they would have come regardless of race or religion because it is the duty of God’s children to rescue others when they cry for help.
Elder Klebingat said the gesture was not for any reward as the credit is for the Heavenly Father because everything that was brought for them is from the members worldwide.
“It is the duty of every Christian to love their neighbours as themselves through so that they could walk in the path of God righteously,” he added.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dayi, Rockson Dafeamekpor commended the Church for the gesture and indicated that it would go a long way to assist in caring for their needs.
He urged spirited individuals and other institutions to emulate the example of the Church to help support the victims financially and materially.
From Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu