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Church Donates Solar Panels to La District Police Station 

Ghana police officials and officers met with leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 16, 2015 to celebrate the donation of solar panels and batteries to supply a reliable source of power to the La District Police Station. The solar panels and batteries were provided by LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church.

During his remarks at the celebration, Iddi L. Seidu, assistant superintendent of police said, “In the Bible it says that ‘The Lord said let there be light, and there was light.’ Mr. Seidu also said light is one of the basic things that people need and this constant power source, donated by the Church, will help the La Police Station in the discharge of their duties.

Expressions of gratitude were given to the Church and LDS Charities throughout the event.

John Buah, Area Welfare Manager for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints explained that the funds for these types of projects come from donations made by members of the church. Projects to provide healthcare, clean water, school materials and training, among many other things, have been funded by the Church. In the past three months, more than 500,000 people in the West Africa area have been helped through LDS Charities projects.

LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., the senior Church leader in West Africa, told attendees at the celebration about how the Church teaches its members to honor, sustain, and obey the law and also thanked the police for their honorable service to the people of Ghana.

The formal presentation of the solar panels and batteries was made by Nixon Agyare, a leader of the Christiansborg Stake (a stake is a group of Latter-day Saint congregations, similar to a diocese) to Mr. Victor Gyan-Kyereko, assistant commissioner of police.

Approximately 40 people from the Ghana Police attended the ceremony.

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