General News of Tuesday, 26 December 2017
The Royalhouse Chapel International on Tuesday feted over a thousand head porters (Kayayei), widows, expectant mothers, orphans and the underprivileged in the society as part of the Christmas celebrations at the Church’s premises at Awudome, near Accra.
The Church provided used clothing, assorted food items, pastries and drinks to the beneficiaries and entertained them to contemporary gospel songs while some engaged in dancing and music competition.
They were also taken through medical screening for various ailments including, malaria, diabetes, hypertension, dental care, ear, nose and throat infections.
The head porters were drawn from Tema Station, Kingsway Station, Mallam Atta Market, Ablobloshie Market, Tudu Station and Aflao Station while the orphans were selected from the Chosen Children, Prime Care, Lost Child Foundation, Neta Orphanage anmd Freed Army Salvation, among others.
Reverend Mrs. Rita Korankye Ankrah, the Wife of the Apostle General, Sam Korankye Ankrah, the General Overseer of the Royalhouse Chapel, in an interview with the media, said the Church organises the feast annually to show love and share with the public, especially the less privileged.
She said God gave Jesus Christ to humanity as a gift, who also brought salvation to mankind, therefore, the Church decided to use the Boxing Day to share and show love to the underprivileged in society.
She noted that the government alone could not shoulder all the societal challenges, therefore, individuals, corporate entities and philanthropists should also support the less privileged in society to minimize streetism, armed robbery and other social vices.
Mrs. Korankye-Ankah said the Church also offered support to the destitute in society by providing them with employable skills and educational scholarships to persons who could not complete junior and senior high schools due to financial constraints under the “School of Restoration programme” embarked upon by the Church.
She said the Church also paid the bill of needy expectant mothers who attend antennal and post-natal care while elderly persons above 60 years were given free medical care every Thursday.
Dr Frank Yirenkyi, the Head of Royalhouse Medical Team, told the GNA that, there were four medical specialists, who were supporting the medical screening, including a gynaecologist, dentist, neurologist and a general medical practitioner, who offered various medical advice and treatment to participants.
He said the medical doctors and nurses were drawn from the Ridge and Legon hospitals as well as Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. They screened participants for various ailments and de-wormed children.
He said there were standby mobile vans, which offered immediate medical treatment to participants while those with serious medical complications were referred to other health facilities for further treatment.