News Release

Elder Christofferson Meets With President Akufo-Addo of Ghana

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of his visit to the Africa West Area, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency, President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House, Accra, Ghana on Thursday May 30, 2019.


His Excellency, President Akufo-Addo while welcoming the visitors said, “I was very excited when I got the message that you were visiting. We share in your teachings about the family as the fundamental unit of society and the connection to nation building’’.

Elder Christofferson spoke about the Church and its activities in Ghana including Missionary Work and building of Temples of the Lord. “Some of the projects the Church has embarked on in Ghana and continue to do is the provision of Clean Water, Wheelchairs, Vision Care, Maternal and Newborn Care, and other community projects’’. He also spoke about the Church’s interest in Sanitation and Education in Ghana.

Responding, President Akufo-Addo stated; ‘’we appreciate the great things your Church is doing in Ghana and of course, very enthused to discuss further your interest in sanitation and education in Ghana.”

The President was presented with The Church’s literature packet containing the Church’s History, Orientation and Beliefs, The Family Proclamation and a Magazine of the Church’s Temples across the World. Elder Christofferson then extended an invitation to the President to visit the Church’s Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Elder Christofferson was accompanied by Africa West Area President, Elder Marcus B. Nash and his first counselor Elder Edward Dube and Public Affairs representatives from the Church.

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