From Manasseh Azure Awuni, Legon

The University of Ghana branch of the Methodist and Presbyterian Student’s Union (MPU) has launched its annual musical concert dubbed Hallelufesto, with the promise of making it bigger and better than ever before.

The concert, which is slated for March 4, at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), is aimed at raising funds to rehabilitate the Male’s Ward of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital.

“Hallelufesto is basically a musical concert, where we do choral and contemporary music. We do this as a form of ministration to reach out to people,” said, Mr Seth Atiemo, chairman of 2012 Hallelufesto Organising Committee.

He said the past years witnessed choral and contemporary music, together with highlife music. “This year there’s going to be a new thing on board. We’re doing drama and the music as well. It’s going to be a power-packed event,” he said.

The MPU, which is the largest religious group on the University of Ghana Campus abounds in enormous talents and great performers, who are expected to thrill audience. Featuring that evening will be the MPU’s Heralds of Revival, Novelty of Praise and Tagoe Sisters, who will be there to stoke up the fire of joy.

The Chairman of Legon branch of MPU, Mr Enoch Agyekum, said “Hallelufesto is MPU’s biggest programme of the year and it is done to reach out to society aside the winning of souls.” He said the MPU had adopted a ward at the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital and would each year support it in many ways.

“Last year, we gave clothes, food items, mattresses and some money and they should be used by now. Since we’ve adopted them, they are like our children and we should be feeding them all the time,” he told The Finder.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Mr Emmanuel Agyarko, who chaired the launching ceremony, applauded the students for the initiative. He donated an amount of GH₵ 500 and pledged to gather clothes and food items as well as his presence for the donation to the hospital.

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