The Diocese of Sehwi Wiawso has been asked to pray for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his administration as they carry out their duties with honesty and humility.
The President urged believers to continue preaching and spreading messages of goodwill to mankind in order to create a peaceful society while addressing the Catholic Bishops at the Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Rev. Msgr. Samuel Nkuah-Boateng as the new Bishop of the Sehwi Wiawso Diocese in the Western North region on April 21, 2023.
President Akufo Addo expressed his desire in his address to the congregation that the diocese will continue to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, gain souls, and serve the local populace as well as the Almighty God.
He underlined the value of the nation uniting and trusting on God’s direction in all activities, particularly while Ghana continues to face numerous difficulties.
Please pray for me, don’t forget to pray for me, the government, and the people I have appointed to various positions that we will exercise our responsibility with humility and integrity, the president was quoted.
“My prayer is that this diocese will continue to spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, win souls, and serve the people of Sehwi Wiawso, Ghana, and the Almighty God,” the president stated.
The President also promised that the town roads in Sehwi Wiawso will be finished before the conclusion of his administration.
As part of the ordination ceremonies, Bishop Nkuah-Boateng vowed to proclaim the Gospel of Christ faithfully and consistently and to uphold the deposit of faith—complete and uncorrupt—as it had been passed down by the Apostles and proclaimed by the Church in all places and at all times.
As a good shepherd, he also vowed to find lost sheep and bring them back into the fold of the Lord by showing kindness and compassion in the name of the Lord to the needy, the destitute, and strangers.
He committed to continuing his prayers for God’s people and to doing his priestly duties in a way that would leave no room for criticism.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), and Traditional Leaders all sent congratulations.
Bishop Essien received praise from the Nuncio for his lengthy tenure as an episcopal leader and received his unwavering support.
Bishop Essien was praised for a job well done over his 23 years as the first Bishop of Wiawso by Bishop Gyamfi on behalf of the Catholic Bishops in Ghana.