Two new Anglican Provinces for West Africa

The Church of the Province of West Africa has revealed that it is holding a special synod at the end of the month to adopt a constitutional change that will see the creation of two provinces with two Archbishops.

The Provincial Secretary, The Revd Canon Anthony Eiwuley, said today that the Church will be meeting at Cuttington University in Liberia September 27-29 for a special synod.

“At this synod, we shall be adopting an amendment to our constitution to give room for the establishment of two administrative provinces,” he said. “One to contain all the dioceses in Ghana and the other, the rest of the six dioceses in Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cameroon.

“Each of the smaller province will then elect an administrative Archbishop and out of the two, one will be elected the Primate of the Province.”

The current Primate, The Most Revd. Dr. Justice Akrofi, retires on October 29, 2012 when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70.

Canon Eiwuley added, “We seek for the prayers of the entire Communion.”