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R.W. Bro. John Kuffour & Other Prominent Freemasons Of Ghana

The former President of Ghana, Bro. John Agyekum Kuffour, was named Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) in a ceremony Wednesday by HRH, The Duke Of Kent, Prince Edward, the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast, was a British Colony  from 1867 until its independence from the UK in 1957. Since its time as a British colony until the present, there has been tremendous British influence in that region of west Africa, including the introduction of Freemasonry!

With the news of Kuffour’s appointment on Wednesday, we thought it might be interesting to note some other Ghanaian’s who are (or in at least one case- WERE) members of the Freemasonic Institution.

Although these men and those pictured on the page of the UGLE are, for the most part, high ranking and well respected members of public society, such is NOT a pre-requisite for membership and advancement within the Fraternity and should not be taken as such!



Still, many believe, whether it be in Ghana, the UK, or elsewhere, that in order to become a “high ranking” member of the Freemasons, a man must enjoy some sort of celebrity or high office in public life.  Equally untrue is the theory that by becoming a Freemason, a man somehow insures his future success in public life. These notions are entirely inaccurate, and have been disproved over the years.

Put simply, by becoming a Freemason and practicing the teachings and base elements of the Craft, a Man WILL become more successful, better enabled, and ever ready to perform his tasks as a man… and to become and remain a BETTER human being! This is the aim Freemasonry  and her Brethren.

Please see the story at pulse.com.gh, following next:

“Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also Freemasons

The popular belief is that many influential personalities, thanks to their success, belong to the group.

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  • Mildred Europa Taylor

John Agyekum Kufuor is a Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England

John Agyekum Kufuor is a Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England

Following the appointment of Ghana’s former president, John Agyekum Kufuor as a Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), some Ghanaians who appeared shocked have begun wondering which other prominent personalities in the country are Freemasons.

The popular belief is that many influential personalities, thanks to their success, belong to the group.

But what 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 whatever their faith, ethnic group or position in society.

Raising funds largely through voluntary donations, supporting individual members, local communities and global emergencies are their main objectives.

Public declaration of membership is optional.

But which prominent persons in Ghana belong to this group?

Pulse.com.gh has put together a list of some of them.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene is a well known member of the Freemasons.

Dr Alex Tweneboah

The ex-President of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA) is a well known Freemason. He however made the wrong kind of headlines when he was arrested for being involved in a simbox fraud. He was expelled from the group following his arrest.”




“Otwasuom Osei Nyampong VI (Kamenahene of the Akwamu)

The Grand master of the Grand Lodge of Ghana, the man known in private life as Yaw Adjei has been a staunch advocate in demystifying the brotherhood’s activities in Ghana.

Prof. Christopher Ameyaw-Ekumfi

The current Board Chairman of the Ghana Infrastructural Investment Fund belongs to the highly respected society.

Henry Martey Newman

John Henry Martey Newman, a Ghanaian Historian, Administrator, and Lawyer and was also the  Chief of Staff of Ghana under President John Atta Mills.”