The Bishop of Sunyani Catholic Diocese, Reverend Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi has been elected the new President of Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC)
Reverend Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi has suceeeded Most Reverend Philip Naameh Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale, who served two consecutive terms of three years as the conference’s head.
Whiles Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu of Ho Archdiocese is also the elected as the new President who has taken over from Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle of the Cape Coast Archdiocese.
The immediate past President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference, Most Reverend Philip Naameh disclosed this arrangements in a press conference where he read the personal profile of Most Reverend Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi.
He told journalists that the newly-elected President of the Conference was ordained on 27 July 1985 as a priest by the late Bishop Owusu and served as Assistant Administrator of the Christ The King Cathedral in Sunyani for two years.
He later studied at St Hubert Seminary in Kumasi and subsequently St. Peter’s Regional Major Seminary at Cape Coast where he successfully completed courses in Philosophy and Theology.
From January to September 1987, he served as chaplain of the St Joseph’s Training College at Bechem and at the same time taught religious studies at the school. Dr Gyamfi later pursued a degree course in social sciences at the University of Ghana.
Between 1990 and 1991, he worked as acting Parish Priest of St Peter’s Parish at Kenyasi in the Asutifi District and also served as the Vice-Rector and full time tutor at St James Minor Seminary at Abesim, near Sunyani from 1991 to 1993.
Most Reverend Gyamfi from 1994 1998 studied at the University of Toronto in Canada and had a doctorate degree in Geography and Ontario Institute and obtained a Master’s degree in Education.
He is also the Episcopal Chairman of Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre, and a member of the governing council of Catholic University College of Ghana.
On behalf of the newly elected Administrative Board, Most Reverend, Mathew Kwasi Gyamfi thanked all the Bishops for the faith impose on them and said the work includes all of the Bishops, Reverend Father's and Parish Priest in Ghana.