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FOUNDATION FOR ENDTIME REPENTANCE COMMISSIONED IT’S ADOPTED BLOCK AT ANKAFUL
PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
The Foundation for Endtime Repentance, a religious Non Governmental
Organization has adopted the 12 –Step Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center of
the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region for sponsorship and care.
As part of the sponsorship package, the NGO has renovated the center and
provided beds, mattresses, Bibles, Polytanks and assorted hospital equipment
estimated at several thousands of Ghana cedis. The organization will also provide
assistance to the center and support its effective operation when the need arises.
In appreciation for the gesture to the hospital, the 12-Step Rehabilitation center
has been named after the founder and president of the NGO, Evangelist Aboagye
Forson.
In a brief ceremony to officially hand over the renovated center to the hospital,
Evangelist Forson said he was deeply touched and burdened by the plight of the
vast number of men and women who are perishing without Christ and he was
passionately concerned about people and communities who are socially excluded
because of poverty, disease and other challenges that affect their dignity and
livelihoods.
He said the reason for the adoption of the center is to help speed rehabilitation
services to people with mental problems as a result of alcohol and drug addiction.
According to Evangelist Forson, the gesture is part of an annual routine social
responsibility towards deprived communities, institutions and individuals adding
that the gesture reflects the objective of the NGO which is service to God, Doing
good, showing mercy, rescuing the perishing and caring for the deprived.
 He called on the government to put measures in place to control the promotion
of alcoholic beverages and drugs in the media.
Evangelist Forson appealed to other organizations and individuals to come to the
aid of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital and other psychiatric hospitals in the
country to help alleviate the plight of the mentally challenged.
He advised the youth to abstain from the use of drugs and alcoholic beverages
since that could be dangerous to their future aspirations. He entreated the nurses
at the hospital to be patient with the inmates and help them to go through the
reformation process.
Evangelist Forson asked the authorities to maintain the facilities in good
condition, and should not hesitate to call on the foundation for any development
with regards to the adopted facility.
 A clinical Psychologist and the director of the center Dr. Kojo Sagoe said the
increase in drug related death and mental population is an indication that the
country is losing its human resources to illicit drugs unless deliberate measures
are put in place to stem the illicit drug use. According to him tobacco and
cigarette use kills five million people every year and one million people die
everyday from illicit use of drugs. Dr. Sagoe added that suicide has been found to
be the leading cause of deaths among the youth and that he said is due to the
influence of drugs. He therefore called on the government and stakeholders to
increase their effort at fighting illicit drug use.
The Medical Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital Dr.Armah Arloo said the
hospital has not seen any major development since it was established and lauded
the gesture by Evangelist Forson and the NGO .He said the gesture is timely and
appealed to other institutions to emulate the gesture.
In a related story the President of the Foundation for Endtimes Repentance has
paid a courtesy call on the Omanhene of the Oguaa traditional area Osabarema
Kwesi Atta ll. According to Evangelist Forson, the call forms part of activities
marking the annual Crusade and thanksgiving service of the Cape –Coast District
of the Church of Pentecost organized by the church in collaboration with the
NGO. Nana Kwasi Atta ll commended the role of the church in the development of
the country. He also lauded the efforts by the NGO to help the needy in society.
The Omanhene decried the notion held by some people that traditional rulers are
Idolaters. He said for the country to accelerate its development, the church must
collaborate with traditional authorities and the government.
Evangelist Forson donated an undisclosed amount of money towards the
development projects being undertaken in the traditional area. He also donated a
Bible and prayed for the Omanhene.

				
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