Village raises funds to build new church

The people of Tatana Village in the National Capital District are raising funds to build a new church for their population of 5,000.

Due to the increase in population, the village has met the requirements for a new congregation and is now raising funds.

The current United Church building, which was built in 1992, cannot cater for the increasing population therefore the community has decided to build a new church at a cost of K4 million.

Reverend Morea Eno said they want it to be built to encourage more youths to attend church and turn away from drugs and alcohol abuse.

The new church will cater for 300 people while the current church caters for 500 people at one time.

Local businessman and project committee chairman Nick Allan has donated K3 million towards the project and the people will have to raise only K1.2 million.

They have already raised K600, 000 and aim to raise another K600, 000 to start the construction of the building, which is expected to be completed by next year.

The community will be staging a fundraising concert event on Saturday, June 25, with local artists like Moses Tau, Moqai, Hitsy Golou, Elina Onno and Noel Asi with the Gwadu Band.

Allan confirmed that tickets are selling at K100 per person with local members also invited to attend.

Residents of NCD and people from the Motu Koita area are invited as well.

Quintina Naime