THE DISTRICT GRAND LODGE OF GHANA

ENGLISH CONSTITUTION
(Inaugurated 9th May 1931)

 
 

WELCOME MESSAGE

 

It is my special pleasure and privilege as the tenth District Grand Master of the District of Ghana which was inaugurated on 9 th May, 1931 to welcome you to our website.

AKWAABA- (pronounced as aqua aba)

 




Akwaaba
is the traditional welcome accorded to all visitors to the Land of Gold which until 6 th March, 1957 was known as the GOLD COAST. The country is well known for its proverbial friendly nature and goodwill of its people towards all peoples.

The District has 57 Lodges and 27 Royal Arch Chapters and some information on these individual Lodges and Chapters is provided on the website.

The District has the enviable record of having had the longest serving District Grand Master, the late RW Bro.Dr. Ebenezer Amos Sackey, OSM, OBE who was District Grand Master for 19 years, 1969 -1988.

Another achievement worthy of remark is that of having another OSM (Order of Service to Masonry) awarded to his successor, RW Bro. Dr. James Villiers Legge Phillips, who is also a recipient of Ghana's highest civil award, Companion of the STAR OF GHANA for dedicated service to the country.

The Lodges in the District are spread over the entire country. Two Lodges and one Chapter are based in our eastern neighboring country, The Republic of TOGO, and conduct their ceremonies in English, though Togo is a Francophone country.

As at December 2007, membership in the District stood at 1,136 Brethren and 648 Companions. The District attained its 75th Anniversary in May 2006. The Demisequicentennial Anniversary, our Diamond Jubilee, set out a year-long event which reached its climax in March 2007, coinciding with the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Ghana's Independence.

The theme for the anniversary, THAT ALL MAY KNOW, was specially chosen to highlight the activities of the Fraternity and to assist in demystifying the often misunderstood aims and objectives of Freemasonry.

Press soirées, public education campaigns on health-related issues common among the aged and the ageing, lectures delivered by eminent professionals, most of whom are Masons, and several Charity presentations, were held.

The climax of the year-long anniversary was the presence of The MW Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent at a special Communication of the District. In attendence at this meeting was The President of The Republic of Ghana, HE. W. Bro. John Agyekum Kufour, PSGD, a delegation of 17 Brethren from the District of Sierra Leone and The Gambia, led by The RW DistGM. RW Bro. Dr. Olubunmi Robbin-Coker and about 75 ladies of the Brethren from Ghana.


THE DIGRANLO, a bi-annual journal of the District, has several educative and interesting articles and information for the education of the Brethren. The DIGRANLO is available to non-Masons as well.

With time, other interesting subjects would be addressed; but we will be guided by the rules of the Grand Lodge regarding websites.

I hope and trust that all visitors to this website will find the information contained herein useful.

 

 

 


RW Bro. Kow Abaka Quansah
District Grand Master



 
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