It is disheartening that the European footsteps in Africa have been covered by those they left it to manage. My late dad told me how he always struggles to bring his pregnant wife (my stepmom) to Bishop Shanahan Hospital Nsukka all the way from Uzo-Uwani(Nrobo) for medical attention due to the almost free medical benefits and attention they gave to patients.
Nowadays the reverse is the case as the Almighty Missionary Hospital has been turned into a money-making machine hence the supposed legacy of the European Missionaries has been covered with a black man greedy mentality. This is my personal opinion and I can defend it even on the judgement day. A poor man can not afford medical attention in the present Shanahan and Faith Foundation Hospitals owned and managed by the Catholic and Angelica Church. The supposed poor man's Saint. Teresa's College-STC Nsukka and Anglican Grammar School Nsukka own and managed by Catholic and Anglican Church ⛪ can no longer be accessed by the ordinary citizens because of fees.
Just yesterday an Okada man took his pregnant wife to Bishop Shanahan Hospital Nsukka for delivery, sadly the woman and the newborn baby died but to my greatest surprise the Management of the Hospital charged the heartbroken okada Man the sum of #133,000+ and insisted that he must provide the huge sum before claiming the corpses. As I'm writing this post, the man is running around to defend his manhood. Now, brethren is this the agenda of the Europeans Missionaries that brought Christianity in Africa? For God's sake, NO!. For crying out loud Churches are registered in Europe as a Charity Organization. Till date and even tomorrow, many foreign foundations all over the world are still pushing funds into African churches. Yes, I know that they might need more money to service the cost of managing their infrastructures but I also know that Enugu State Government injected a quantum sum into Bishop Shanahan Hospital for upgrading and yet it is not affordable for the common man. This is applicable to most of the Churches in Nigeria as going to a private Hospital and Schools is cheaper than Church-owned institutions. Sad.
Finally, I must commend the efforts of the Catholic Bishop of the Nsukka Diocese Most.Fv. Onah for his recent interventions in some of the Catholic Church policies in the zone and infrastructures, but I plead on behalf of the poor masses within Enugu North Senatorial District that he should look into the management of Bishop Shanahan Hospital and control their billing rate and some polices that does not favour the poor who are the real owners of the Hospital and the church. I also appreciate His Lordship Rt. Rv. A.E Agbo of the Anglican Church Nsukka Diocese for his efforts in building up some infrastructures belonging to the church and I plead that he should look into the anti-people policies of Faith Foundation Hospital and Anglican Grammar School, especially the monetary policies.