The Bishop

Name: Joseph Kwaku
Date of Birth: December 22
Place of Birth: Akim Swedru, Eastern Region of Ghana
Father: Henry K. OKRAH (deceased)
Mother: Gladys Y. OKRAH (deceased)

Our Mission

We are the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua who brings Christ to all people in the diocese by preaching the word of God, administering the sacraments and by providing quality education, health, humanitarian and other social services.

Our Vision

"Evangelizing through self reliance"
The vision translated into the three local languages used in the diocese, Akan, Ewe and Krobo, shall be disseminated throughout the diocese to galvanize, efforts of all in the diocese towards this common vision.


The issue of Child Protection was given prominence during the seminar. In view of this, Rev. Fr. Michael Numekevor Jnr, a Lawyer and a convener for a committee charged to formulate Child Protection Policy for the Diocese made a presentation on the Child Protection Policy, prepared by the committee, to be launched by the Bishop. In his presentation, he remarked that the aim of the policy is to protect children against any form of abuses. In a presentation made on the ‘Strategic Plan of the Diocese’, Rev. Fr. Ebenezer Abban spelt out the need for Parishes to consider new ways of doing things differently from the past in the pastoral and evangelisation mission of the Church.

There were also group workshops to discuss the main questions and themes highlighting significant aspects of the Synodal Church proposed by the Pope Francis namely: Companions on the Journey, Listening, Speaking Out, Celebration, Sharing Responsibility for our Common Mission, Dialogue in Church and Society, Ecumenism, Authority and Participation, Discerning and Deciding, and Forming Ourselves in Synodality

The sessions of the mini-synod ended with a final address by Most. Rev. Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum in which he commended the ‘Synod Mothers and Fathers’ for their active and lively participation in this year’s Mini-Synod, as compared to that of previous years.
On Divine Mercy Sunday, the synod mothers and fathers joined Parishioners of St Dominic Parish at Adweso-Koforidua for a thanksgiving Mass during which the Bishop launched the Child Protection Policy Document and Pastoral Strategic Plan for the Diocese. In all, 146 representatives were present (89 lay representatives and 57 Priests and Religious).

Contact Us / Follow Us
Address: Box KF 625,
Koforidua, Ghana
Tel: 0595-222-361(Office)
E-mail: [email protected]


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