Father General has appointed Fr. John Kobina Ghansah,
59, as the new Provincial of the Province of North West Africa (ANW). John
Ghansah joined the Society at the novitiate in Benin City, Nigeria, in 1984. He
studied philosophy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, did his regency in
Ghana and his initial theological studies at Hekima College, Nairobi, Kenya. He
pursued his graduate studies in theology in Boston, USA. He was ordained a
priest in 1996 in Tema, Ghana and did pastoral ministry for a few years. He
returned to the United States to obtain a doctorate in moral theology from
Weston School of Theology.
He has served in various ways in the Society:
assistant Novice Master, parish priest, professor, assistant for formation in
his Province, Novice Master and Rector of Hekima College. Since 2019, he has
been the socius of the Provincial of the ANW. He has been elected as Procurator
of his Province for the 71st Congregation of Procurators, which will
take place in Loyola in May.
will take office on 29 June.