The Northern Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana has received four motor cycles from a number of groups in England. The Northampton District donated 2 motor cycles, 1 from Hackney circuit Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship, and 1 from the New River circuit in London. The presentation was done during the biannual ministerial trip to Ghana. The Bishop of Northern Ghana Diocese, Rt. Rev Dr Nathan Samwini, who received the motor cycles thanked the donors and assured them that the motors will be put to good use.
The ministerial trip is organised by the Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship-UK Chaplaincy, and is led by the Chaplain, Rev William Davis. Twelve ministers- nine from the British Conference, two from the Italian Conference, and one from the German Conference took part in this year’s trip from 5th to 16th January 2015. The trip offers the ministers the opportunity to visit their colleagues in Ghana, visit interesting places and explore Methodism in the Ghanaian context.
The group travelled length and breadth of the country. Places visited include Rafiki Village, Cape Coast castle, Nzulezu village, Manhyia Palace Museum, Tamale and Yendi. The group also visited the central mosque in Tamale and a paid a courtesy call on the regent of Yendi at his palace.
The Methodist Church Ghana also received some items including 2 laptops from the Hackney circuit Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship, 1 laptop from the New River circuit, and a digital camera from Peckham Methodist Church, London. The New River circuit in London also donated £1,300.00 to the Methodist Church Ghana.
Shernhall and Woodforth Methodist church also donated £400.00 to Rafiki orphanage.