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Regional News Thu, 15 Sep 2016

2nd Lady inaugurates 30-bed & Theatre facility at Kordiabe

The Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur urged Ghanaians to be inspired by the life and contributions of Rev. Father Campbell to humanity.

She made the statement on Wednesday when she joined, Rev. Father Andrew Campbell to inaugurate and open a 30-bed ward and a theatre facility that have been opened for the St. Andrews clinic to serve Kordiabe and adjoining communities.

Mrs. Amissah-Arthur used the occasion to present some medical items and equipment to the St. Andrews Clinic.

Dalex Finance also presented a cheque for 50,000 Ghana Cedis to support the church. Some individuals and organisations also made donations to the clinic.

Father Campbell and Mrs. Amissah-Arthur used the occasion to call on philanthropists to come in and support the worthy cause for better health care delivery for the St. Andrews Clinic in Kordibe.

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The St. Andrews Clinic was established 13 years ago by the Catholic Church to provide quality health care to the people of Kordiabe and neighboring communities.

As the years went by and the population increased, the Catholic Church realised the need to expand the facility to meet the growing demand.

So in March 2015 when the Christ the King Catholic Church celebrated its 65th Anniversary the Parish priest Rev. Father Andrews Campbell inspired the church to put up a modern health facility to support the clinic. The facility consist of a 30-bed ward and a theatre.

On his part Father Campbell a celebrated philanthropist par excellence in Ghana was grateful to individuals and organisations who contributed in diverse ways to make the project a reality.

Father Campbell, an executive member of the Leprosy Aid Committee formed some years ago.

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Born in Dublin, Ireland, on 27 March, 1946, he attended Kindergarten at Sisters of Charity School and de la Salle Primary School, both in Dublin.

He studied philosophy and theology and through hard work and dedication, obtained his bachelor of Divinity degree from St. Patrick’s College in the United Kingdom in October 1970 and December 1970, he was ordained into the Catholic Priesthood.

Father Campbell arrived in Ghana in October 1971 as a Missionary Priest in the Society of the Divine Word and has worked in several parishes – Osu, Holy Spirit Cathedral, Sacred Heart, all in Accra. In 1978, he opened the sacred Heart Paris Middle School in Accra and two years later, founded and opened the Sacred Heart Vocational Institute for poor and needy students in Accra Central.

His work is also serving the ageing, as he is a founding member of Help Age Ghana, an NGO that cares for old people. Princess Marie Hospital known as Children’s Hospital and other philanthropist organisations for the needy.

Father Campbell has worked tirelessly, through the Leper’s Aid Committee to bring happiness to lepers. Every year, he holds an awards night where individuals and organizations that have helped the committee are honoured.

Source: Maxwell Addo