JAMES TOWN, Ghana Members of the Church here joined with members of the Anglican Church Oct. 5 for medical clinics in James Town and a nearby area. People flocked to the clinics, which were sponsored by Nii-Bi Nii Ayi-Bonte, a member of parliament for the Odododiodoo Constituency, at the Sempe 1 Government School in James Town and at an arena near the Sacred Heart School for residents of the Aayalolo/Arena/Korle-Wonko areas.
People began to form long queues as early as 6 a.m. At each place, the queues included the young as well as the old. The old, especially, showed their elation at this opportunity to have their failing sight improved and their aching bodies soothed all free of charge.
"It was a joy for this Bobby to see the smiles that lit up the faces of those old folk who benefitted. The light in their eyes will take some obliterating," said Bobby Ash-Quaynor, a member of the Africa West Area public affairs council.
Four hundred pairs of reading glasses were taken to the James Town clinic by Church members. By noon, they were all gone. Elsewhere on the school premises, Anglican Church members helped people with general physical pains and other complaints. Doctors from Korle-Bu Hospital assisted.
Much the same happened at the arena clinic. So great had been the public response and participation that most of the supplies had run out by noon. Mr. Nii Ayi-Bonte has promised another medical clinic for the people soon.