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 Bishop agreed that they are being ordained at a challenging time, where morality is on the decline, where sin as well as corruption cannot be defined as such. He encouraged them to speak against the ills of society i.e. galamsey (illegal mining) which are causing destruction to the environment. The Church must also recognize the position in which they are being elevated to. They will assist the bishop in the Liturgy—thus service to the altar and charity with the duty to teach believers and non believers in the doctrines of Christ and the Church, preside over funeral and marriage liturgies, etc.—he said. He concluded by encouraging them to build good reputations by their lives of chastity beyond reproach. He thanked the families for offering their sons; reminding them that the task is not finished and will never be finished, since not even the priesthood is the goal, but an opportunity to serve and so one day meet as one great family in the life hereafter. He finally implored the help of St. Paul the Apostle to pray for the deacons so that they can serve faithfully as he did.


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


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