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The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, has announced the relocation of site for a children’s hospital project by the Archdiocese.
The announcement was carried in a letter from the office of the Archbishop, addressed to priests and faithful of the Accra Archdiocese.
According to the letter, the new site for the project is Adjen Kotoku.
Archbishop Kwofie notes that the move became necessary due to “contractual obligations with the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission at the site that was given to the Church to start this project.”
“We are still in talks with the Commission, to negotiate new terms for this parcel of land. We will share more updates, as and when we make progress,” the letter added.
The Archbishop assures that due diligence has been completed for this new site and resources are being mobilised to complete site tests and acquire the necessary permits for the commencement of the project.
The initiative which to be situated around the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission in the Kpehe Deanery will now be in the heart of Adjen Kotoku, a suburb of Accra, off the main Accra-Kumasi road.
This stretch of land is the property of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, and sits within the Kaneshie Deanery, under the Adjen-Kotoku community of St. Peter Catholic Church.
Phase one of the project which will comprise of a 100-bed capacity medical block and the ground floor of the maternity unit, is estimated at 2 million dollars.
On January 18, 2022, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp, along with other dignitaries held a ceremony to cut sod for the construction of children’s hospital at Kwabenya, in Accra.
The project one of many under the auspices of the Archdioceses of Accra under the umbrella project called the Legacy of Hope (LoH) Project.
The initiative was virtually launched in all parishes in the Archdiocese on Sunday, January 16, 2022.
Watch updates by Archbishop Kwofie below