The president of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) and the Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale, Most Rev. Philip Naameh paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Lt. Gen. Obed Boamah Akwa and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh at the Burma Camp and the Police Headquarters respectively today, 9th July, 2020.
The visit was used to share some concerns of the Conference with the Leadership of the two institutions of State and also assure them of the prayerful support of the Bishops.
He was accompanied by Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Very Rev. Father George Arthur, Director of Religious Affairs of the Ghana Police Service and also Very Rev. Twum Baah also of the Police Service Religious Affairs.
The CDS and the IGP in their response were full of praise for the Catholics working in their institutions and described them as very disciplined and hardworking staff who can always be trusted to deliver.
They also promised to address the concerns raised by the Bishops and looked forward to more collaboration with the Conference and the Catholic Church in Ghana.
The two Bishops also took the opportunity to pray for good health and protection for the leadership and their staff who by virtue of their profession are exposed to many dangers.
Also in the company of the Bishops were the Secretary General and the Assistant Secretary General of the GCBC, Very Rev. Frs. Lazarus Anondee and Charles Boampong Sarfo.