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Anglican Church to make Ghana a Province in West Africa

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The Anglican Church will soon split West Africa into two making the whole of Ghana a Province in the region.

The Church of the Province of West Africa revealed that it is holding a special synod at the end of the month [September] to adopt a constitutional change that will see the creation of two provinces with two archbishops, the Anglican Communion News Service reported September 4, 2012.

The Provincial Secretary, The Rev Canon Fr Anthony Eiwuley, according to the report, said the Church will be meeting at Cuttington University in Liberia September 27-29 for a special synod.

“At this synod, we shall be adopting an amendment to our constitution to give room for the establishment of two administrative provinces,” Eiwuley told the official mouthpiece of the Anglican Church.

“One to contain all the dioceses in Ghana and the other, the rest of the six dioceses in Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cameroon,” Eiwuley added.

According to the Canon, each of the smaller provinces will then “elect an administrative Archbishop and out of the two, one will be elected the Primate of the Province”.

The current Primate, The Most Rev. Dr. Justice Akrofi, retires on October 29, 2012 when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70.

By Ekow Quandzie

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