On Saturday March 11th 2017, three delegates Bruno Panqlisch ( Nana Bruno), Bernward Robrecht ( Atta Papa) and Max Panqlisch came to Ghana on a private visit ( it must however be noted that though a private visit, their foremost intention was to propagate the vision of Hand in Hand friends for Ghana partnership) We had a great hearted reception in the evening between 6:30pm to 10:30pm at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church. The following day, which was Sunday, the 12th of March 2017; some of the purposes for the visit were;


  • To see the overall progress of the projects

  • To ensure proper utilization of funds

  • To identify possible projects for the future.


The delegates spent five days in Abofour. The activities that took place, the persons and places they visited include the following;


On the 13th March 2017 we went on a visit to the Barekese Dam to see how water is treated and supplied to Kumasi and its environs. A discussion with the administrative director of St. Patrick´s hospital, Mr. Christian Sappor, about the visit of a medical team from Germany for blood examination to be led by Professor Dr. Küpper.


 A visit to St. Patrick´s midwifery and Nursing school to observe how classes are organized in the school. Two laptops and pens were then presented to the school by Nana Bruno and Atta Papa respectively.


On the 14th of March, 2017, the delegates visited some outstations under the St. Francis Xavier Parish. The group had interactions with the communities about the Solar Lamps Village Boom Presentation.


On the 15th of March, 2017, the team visited the Catholic University of Ghana in Sunyani. The team had a behind closed door meeting with the vice chancellor, Deans of the various faculties, and other equally important staff of the school. The team had a tour on the school campus to inspect their facilities.


On the 16th of March, 2017, the team spent the morning and afternoon hours in the schools in Abofour especially those that are involved in the scholarship program. Items such as bags, pens, pencils and laptops were shared to the pupils and students.


On the 17th of March, 2017. The group traveled from Abofour to Cape-Coast to visit a tourist site known as the Kakum National Park, located in the Central region of Ghana. The team also visited the Elmina Castle which was erected by the Portuguese, in Elmina.


The week-long visit was a nice and indeed fruitful experience.