Different Catholic Groups in Ghana have heeded to the appeal by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) for financial assistance in its nine-month National Emergency Response Plan to combat COVID-19 by donating towards the purchase of hospital equipment and food for the needy in the West African country.
As health facilities grapple with a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 and the increasing number of people infected with the disease, the Catholic Church in Ghana has launched an appeal inviting all Catholics to donate protective equipment and other medical supplies to support the 46 Hospitals and the 83 Clinics run by the Church under the National Catholic Health Service in the fight against the pandemic.
Financial Administrators from various Church institutions in the West African nation of Ghana have, in a four-day recent workshop, been trained in managing Church resources, with members of the clergy being urged to embrace “openness, transparency and accountability” in dealing with Church money in their various capacities.
Informed by reports of the rapid spread of coronavirus around the world including Africa, the Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in a collective statement, called on Catholics in the West African country to take preventive measures that would save them from contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
As the universal Church marked the 28th World Day of the Sick February 11, the Catholic Church in Ghana through the National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) launched the St Pauline Clinic, dedicated to diabetic care.
As the West African nation of Ghana prepares for general elections in December, the Secretary General of the Accra-based National Catholic Secretariat (NCS), the Executive Arm of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), has made known the intention of Church to use her resources to foster democracy by actively campaigning against political parties that do not show enough commitment to ending political violence and vigilantism that has crippled the country for decades.
The newly appointed official at the headquarters of the Catholic Bishops’ conference, the National Catholic Secretariat (NCS) has identified the conference’s commission for liturgy as an important focus for his apostolate and expressed the desire to work toward enhancing the celebration of sacraments.