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26.01.2011 General News

Rev. Fr. John Addae-Boateng appointed GM of Catholic Education Unit

By Ghanaian Chronicle
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The Parish Priest of the St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dumasua, Reverend Fr. John Addae-Boateng, has been appointed General Manager (GM) of the Ghana Catholic Education Unit in Accra.

Rev. Fr. Addae-Boateng, who was also the Brong-Ahafo Regional Manager of the Catholic Education Unit, has served the Dumasua St. Joseph Catholic Church as a Priest for thirteen years, till his appointment to the national level.

At his farewell ceremony, held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the St. Joseph Parish premises, Rev. Fr. Addae-Boateng gave the assurance to continuously serve the Catholic Church and the Education Unit with humility, to help achieve better projections.

In his farewell address to the parishioners of St. Joseph, the very humble, soft speaking Rev. Father called for dedication and commitment towards winning more souls for the Almighty God, and be good ambassadors of the Gospel of Christ, as it is said in the Bible.

He commended the chiefs and people of the Dumasua community for making his thirteen years stay enjoyable and productive to the benefit of Christ's work and the society.

The ceremony was attended by dignitaries like the regional and district managers of mission schools, the Sunyani Municipal Director of Education, Rev. Timothy Dwomfour, traditional leaders and members of the clergy from different denominational churches, the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Kwasi Oppong Ababio, the District Chief Executive for Sunyani West, Yaw Osei-Asibey, the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunyani West, Mr. Agyei-Darko, the Cathedral Administrator of the Sunyani Catholic Diocese, Msgr. Richard Kyeremeh, and the Vicar General of the Sunyani Diocese, Msgr. Kwame Kumi, among others.

The Municipal Education Director, Rev. Timothy Dwomfour, urged the newly-appointed General Manager to use his current influence in assisting to promote quality education in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

He appealed to Rev. Fr. Addae-Boateng to forward the challenges at the regional and district levels to the national level for redress, to improve upon teaching and learning in the country.

Gifts and honours were showered onto the newly-appointed General Manager by the parishioners, family, friends, Catholic Sisters and the community members.

The children of the St. Joseph Parish sang farewell songs to the Reverend Father, whilst poems were recited in his honour, for his dedication and contribution towards the church, and the community.

Pix: Rev Addae-Boateng at his send-off party

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