Prominent Ghanaians who are reported to be Freemasons


    Many Ghanaians were stunned when reported last week that former President John Agyekum Kufuor had been appointed a senior grand warden of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE).

    READ ALSO: Former president John Kufuor gets top appointment in Freemason Lodge UK

    The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands.

    The announcement sparked accusations among some Ghanaians that Kufour had got involved in with secret cult.

    Others stated that Freemasonry is a religion like any other and there was nothing to fear from it. So what exactly is Freemasonry?

    Freemasonry is one of the world’s largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.

    Its members come from all walks of life and meet as equals, irrespective of their faith, ethnic group or position in society.

    Public declaration of membership of Freemasonry is optional. According to the UK Sun newspaper, there are six million Freemasons around the world.

    Apart from JA Kufour, there are other Ghanaians who are Freemasons. Here are some of them.

    Here are some of them.

    1. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

    The Asantehene is said to be a well-known Freemason.

    He recently made it public when in a tribute to his his late mother, the Asantehemaa, he said his mother always asked him when he would be attending his Freemason meetings.

    Prominent Ghanaians who are freemasons

    4. Otwasuom Osei Nyampong VI (Kamenahene of the Akwamu)

    Prominent Ghanaians who are freemasons

    Known in private life as Yaw Adjei, he is the grand master of the Grand Lodge of Ghana. He is reported to have also been active in providing the public with more information about Freemasonry.

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