By Vincent Dela Goka
The Koforidua-Ho Grand Commandery of the Knights of St.John International welcomed St. Peter Claver Commandery #977 ,Jasikan on Friday, April 29,2022.
The Grand President, Brig.Gen. Paul Amoasi Baidoo who led the inaugural ceremony urged for godly and knightly bond among the members, as they have accepted to join the noble and ancient order of the Knights of St.John International.
Gracing the ceremony were some official from Supreme Subordinate Commandery, Ghana.Among the supreme Subordinate officials who were present was Maj. Gen.William Adjei.
St. Peter Claver Commandery # 499 ,Jasikan starts off with nineteen brothers, with the following being the charter officers;
The executives were ELLIS ESMOND BAIDU , President, MAXWELL KOJO DUNYO , 1st Vice President, JUSTICE TRETU 2nd Vice President,
PETER AKPABLA , Recording Secretary, REV.FR. FRED DELA DELALI, Chaplain and ANTHONY SRONIPAH as commander.
Trutees named were EMMANUEL NYEWORLEMA, PROSPER NYARKO and VINCENT ESRI
The inauguration proceeded pursuant to Charter VI ,section 1 of local Commandery formation of the Supreme Constitution of the Knights of St.John International.
At a thanksgiving Mass on Sunday, the homilist, Most Rev. Gabriel Akwasi Ababio Mante, Bishop of Jasikan Diocese, admonished members to be guided by the ideals of the church and the noble order.
He entreated them to also have a good and healthy relationship with other societies in church.
Bishop Mante further added that, the persecution of the Church is closer than we think therefore it was rightly in place to be awake and defend the church at any point in time if need be.
The Grand President, Brig.Gen. Amoasi Baidoo, in his congratulatory message emphasised on few core mandates of Knights thus Honesty, Discipline, Generosity,Dedication and Love.
He expressed his fervent wish for members to be living witnesses to these mandates.