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METHODIST CHURCH GHANA MARKS IT 180 YEARS ANNIVERSARY IN SUNYANI

The President of the Brong-Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs and the Omanhene of Yeji, Pimampim Yaw Kagbrese has commended the Methodist Church Ghana for its immense contributions toward the development of the country. He also praised the Church for its foresight in preserving and promoting the Methodist heritage for the benefit of current and generations of Methodists in the future. The Omanhene of Yeji was speaking at a durbar to herald the opening of Methofest and Exhibition in Sunyani. It is under the theme “180 years of Connexionalism: A Methodist Heritage Worth Preserving”. This year’s Methofest is showcasing both the Sunyani Diocese and its branches; it also coincides with part of the 180th Anniversary Celebration of the Methodist Church Ghana. The Exhibition featured pictorial artifacts, documents and memorabilia that tells the Methodist story of Ghana. The Presiding Bishop, Most Rev. Prof Emmanuel Kwaku Asante, said the Church intends to preserve the rich heritage of Methodism and showcase it periodically since the exhibition is the complete history of Methodism. Most Rev. Prof Asante however advised Methodists not only to preserve the heritage, but complement this by demonstrating the teachings of Methodists in their lives. The Bishop of Sunyani Diocese, Rt. Rev. Kofi Asare Bediako, revealed that Sunyani Diocese have 95 Junior High and 149 Primary Schools, 12 of them private and 22 Kindergartens at the basic level. At the Secondary level, he mentioned Senior High and Technical schools, with a couple still under construction. Touching on health, he said the Diocese has a Hospital and a Clinic in the Region. He said the occasion is an opportunity for them to showcase their religious-cultural heritage and also propagate the goodness of Christ.
Source: Biiya Mukusah Ali/http://newspaper.developghana.com/
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