By S/Lt Agnes Arthur – PIO
The Methodist Church Ghana, has donated stationery items to the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS), Ghana Battalion 8 (GHANBATT 8) Task Force at Wesley House-Methodist Headquarters, Accra.
The gesture, on Wednesday 19th February, 2020, formed part of the Church’s devout duties, which is in line with the Battalion’s mandate of protecting civilians and supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through humanitarian assistance, within its Area of Operation, in South Sudan.
The Presiding Bishop, Methodist Church Ghana – Most Reverend Paul Kwabena Boafo, who presented the items, on behalf of his team, espoused that acquiring knowledge, is necessary for achieving tremendous strides, as well as improving the lives of displaced persons.
The Reverend stressed that the Church donated the over 20,000 stationeries (which comprised of Exercise Books, Pens, Pencils, Erasers and Rulers) for the IDPs in South Sudan, as a way of contributing her quota towards reintegration and social development.
Most Reverend Paul Boafo, urged troops to remain resolute and dedicated in carrying out their duties professionally, in order to project the good image of the Ghana Battalion, who are serving with the United Nations in South Sudan and other parts of the world.
The Commanding Officer (CO) UNMISS GHANBATT 8 – Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Henry Robert Kwegyir Sagoe, who received the items on behalf of the GHANBATT, professed his gratitude to the Church for the kind gesture.
Lt Col Sagoe was confident that the GHANBATT’s determination, in strengthening its Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities, would go a long way in transforming lives, through education, sports and medical outreach.
“As we put smiles on the faces of these Internally Displaced Persons in Bentiu and South Sudan at large, my prayer, as a professional soldier, is that Ghana would forever be peaceful and my church, Methodist Church Ghana, would be an instrument of peace” the CO stated.