In response to the call of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, appealing for donations to support the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Koforidua Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Association (KODPA) has donated some PPEs and Medical Supplies at the cost of GH ₵ 17,620.00 to some health facilities in the Eastern Region. The items were donated on behalf of KODPA by its President Rev. Fr. Joseph Afum Attah Asumadu. These items included: Surgical Mask (500 pieces), Surgical Gloves (1000 pairs), N95 Mask (100 pieces), Face Shield (23), Hand Sanitizer (20 Gallons - 5 litters, 75 mini bottles, Detergent (40 Gallons -5 litres), Jumbo Tissues (102 Rolls-Large Size) Carbolic Soap (864 Cakes).
The Vicar General, Rev. Msgr. Francis Twum-Barimah received the items on behalf of the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua, Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum. He stated that the gesture by KODPA is a demonstration that the Evangelisation Mission of the Church is not just a proclamation of the word by mouth but also expressing it through concrete actions. The Vicar General was full of praise and appreciation to the priests for their kind gesture. After receiving the items, he handed them over to the Executive Secretary of Health, Rev. Msgr. Paul Abankwa for onwards distribution to the Administrators of the health facilities which were present. Among the beneficiaries were St. Dominic Hospital- Akwatia, Holy Family Hospital -Nkawkaw, St. Martin de Porres Hospital- Odumase Krobo, St. Joseph Hospital- Koforidua, Notre Dame Clinic/Maternity- Nsawam Adoagyiri, Holy Rosary Health Centre- Amanfrom, Afram Plains, Holy Spirit Health Centre-Kwasi Fante, Afram Plains. The Executive Secretary of Health, Rev. Msgr. Abankwa used the occasion to appeal to organizations, institutions, groups and individuals to follow the example of KODPA and also donate PPEs and Medical Supplies to support the four Hospitals and Eleven Clinics/Health Centers under the Diocesan Health Service of the Catholic Church in the Eastern Region.