A prominent Kumasi-based private legal practitioner, Mr Kwame Asiedu Basoah has been inducted as the fifth Chancellor of the Kumasi Diocese of the Anglican Church.
He takes over from OhenebaAgyeman Badu, Atipinhene, who has been the Chancellor of the Diocese since 2007.
The Chancellor is the Chief Legal Advisor to the Bishop and Diocese. He is supported by a Registrar and Assistant Registrar to help the church deal with all legal matters for the effective and efficient administration of the Diocese.
The induction was done by the Bishop of the Kumasi Diocese of the Anglican Church, Rt Rev Oscar Christian Amoah, supported by the Primate of the Church Province of West Africa (CPWA) and Internal Province of Ghana(IPG), Most Rev Dr Cyril Ben-Smith and the immediate past Primate of the CPWA and First Archbishop of the Internal Province of Ghana, Most Rev Prof.YinkahSarfo.
The new Registrar is Mr Francis Koffie, a private legal practitioner with Afia Owusuaa Appiah, of the Accra Circuit Court, as Assistant Registrar
In a sermon, Rt Rev Amoah said the position of Chancellor was critical to the church and required selfless devotion and commitment to the church, congregants and God.
Quoting Genesis 39: 1-6, about Joseph and his rise in Potiphar’s house, Rt Rev Amoah said Joseph demonstrated exemplary character of hard work, integrity and selflessness to win the trust and confidence of his master who made him head of his household and trustee of his property.
Lay Canon Oheneba Agyeman Badu, a son of the AsanteheneOtumfuo Sir OseiAgyemanPrempeh II, expressed gratitude to God for how far He has brought him and thanked the church for honouring him with a Thanksgiving service as part of the induction ceremony.
In a brief interview, Mr Basoah who served as Registrar of the Diocese from 2007 until his induction as Chancellor said he was grateful to God for the favour and honour bestowed on him and pledged to offer selfless devotion and commitment to the Lord God Almighty, the Diocese and the Anglican Communion, knowing that in serving the church, he will be serving God.
Mr. Basoah has served the church in diverse ways starting as a warden, a member of the Synod of Kumasi, the CPWA and IPG, as well as member of the Anglican Consultative Council, the second highest decision making body of the Anglican Communion Worldwide only after the Lambert Conference which serves as the Conference of Bishops of the Anglican Communion.
He is the chairperson of the Anglican Hostel at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Campus and a member of the apartment complex of the CPWA at Kaneshie, Accra and for many years served on the board of the Anglican Senior High School in Kumasi and as Chairman, Board of Appeals, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani.