Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and former President John Agyekum Kufuor have been named as high profile guests who will grace the launch of a book detailing activities of Freemasons.
The book authored by Abraham Gyesie, also a Ghanaian Freemason, is titled, ‘The Freemasons: Who we are, what we stand for and do, our relevance (an insider’s view)’, and will be unveiled at the British Council in Accra on Wednesday, 29 November at 5 pm.
The book is under the patronage of the Asantehene who is the MW Grand Patron of the Grand Lodge of Ghana as well as the VW Grand Sword Bearer of the United Grand Lodge of England.
Mr. Kufour, who is also the Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England, will be the book launcher.
Mr. Gyesie’s book deals with Freemasons’ Lodges and Brethren who belong to regular Grand Lodges. It does not deal with any other organizations which may also call themselves Lodges.
The work of the Lodge is that of a school of instruction based on a system of moral and spiritual philosophy which offers its members an approach to life that seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the home and community, honesty in business, courtesy in society, and fairness in all things.
Members are urged to regard the interest of the family as paramount. Freemasonry also teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need. It is the duty of every Freemason to learn to interpret the symbolism of the society’s Order and to employ and exhibit the genuine principles and tenets of Freemasonry in their daily lives.
Only, thus, can he become a Freemason in fact instead of being a Freemason just in name. This is an alluring book of reference and instruction to Freemasons and non-Masons alike who are wishful of a trustworthy knowledge and guidance in Freemasonry.
“It is also hoped that non-Masons who read this book may come to appreciate the noble objectives of Freemasonry and that some may wish to join our Fraternity,” Mr Gyesie explains.
About the author
Abraham Gyesie was born in the garden city of Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana on 14th October 1943.
He is a Pharmacist by profession and a Health and Development Consultant. He was initiated into Freemasonry on 11th June 1973 when he was admitted into Concordia Lodge No. 7199 English Constitution at Freemasons Hall, Adjabeng, Accra.
Abraham Gyesie is a Masonic student, researcher, teacher, author, and entertainer. He is a prolific writer on matters relating to Freemasonry. He gives lectures and talks in Lodges and Chapters in all Constitutions throughout Ghana and has participated in radio and television programmes which aimed at opening up Freemasonry to the Ghanaian public.
From 2006 to 2009 he served as a Member of the Steering Committee for the formation of the Grand Lodge of Ghana and for a period served as its Secretary. On the day of the Constitution and Consecration of the Grand Lodge of Right Worshipful Junior Grand Chaplain. He is currently Honorary Senior Grand Warden as well as Chairman of the Grand Lodge Masonic Education Committee. He is also a Past District Grand Senior Warden of the District Grand Lodge of Ghana English Constitution.