“Action Chapel and I have donated GHC50,000.00; Lady Rosa, my lovely wife, and the Whittaker Group have donated US$ 10,000.00; and the board of NACCC has pledged a contribution of GHC20,000.00. I, therefore, urge all churches, businesses and our compatriots to contribute to alleviate the suffering of our brothers and sisters”, the Archbishop said in the release.
The contributions to the CDR Fund can be made at any Fidelity Bank across the country.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams, who is also the NACCC Chairman, asked all member churches and Ghanaians to offer special prayers for the nation to avert a repeat of the June 3 disaster.
“We also want to lift up special prayers for the families of those who have lost loved ones: that the God of all comfort will release special comfort, healing, and help during this time of distress and pain”, he said.
The statement also said: “Our consistent prayers have been for our beloved nation Ghana and especially during this period of flooding and disaster, we are in a time of intense prayer for families that have lost their loved ones.
The loss of lives and property, as well as the emotional and socio-economic ramifications of this recent storm are alarming; but in the midst of the pain and loss, we have hope and we know that God is still King over every storm. It is alright to mourn; but we do not mourn as those who do not have any hope.
“We know that God still has His eyes upon our nation and in challenging times like this, it is important for us to come together as a community of people to strengthen each other and build up resilience for the journey ahead. The challenges of the times demand for unity, strong compassion, and the need to care for one another and deal with our losses as a community.”