Ghana
Contact Information
Office Contact:

Samuel Odei Wontumi

Office Address:

C.O. 1662
Tema, Greater Accra
GHANA


Country Demographics

Capital:
Accra

Population:
27,758,108

Languages:
More than 250 languages and dialects are spoken in Ghana. Some of them include Asante 14.8%, Ewe 12.7%, Fante 9.9%, Boron (Brong) 4.6%, Dagomba 4.3%, Dangme 4.3%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%, Akyem 3.4%, Ga 3.4%, Akuapem 2.9%, other 36.1% (includes English (official))

Religion:
Christian 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1%, Protestant 18.6%, Catholic 15.1%, other 11%), Muslim 15.9%, traditional 8.5%, other 0.7%, none 6.1%

Life Expectancy:
59.49 years

GDP per-capita:
$1,850

Of Interest:

Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Ghana endured a long series of coups before Lt. Jerry RAWLINGS took power in 1981 and banned political parties. After approving a new constitution and restoring multiparty politics in 1992, RAWLINGS won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996 but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John KUFUOR succeeded him and was reelected in 2004. John Atta MILLS won the 2008 presidential election and took over as head of state, but he died in July 2012 and was constitutionally succeeded by his vice president John Dramani MAHAMA, who subsequently won the December 2012 presidential election.

Location:

Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo

Office Staff

Samuel Odei Wontumi

Office Manager

Manager History:

There was a strong thirst from God that drove me to the only club I joined at secondary school, the “Scripture Union.” I was the president in the final year. When I completed my ordinary level certificate exams, I stayed with my elder brother and family in Accra, Ghana. One evening, to attend nature's call, I picked up something thrown down and crushed it to use as a toilet paper. Before using it, I flipped to read it, and what I saw convinced me that it was not a material to use for that purpose, so I saved it. This happened to be my introduction to the Message. I quickly wrote to the Spoken Word Publications, U.S.A., who then mailed me two Message books; namely “The Name Of Jesus,” the other, “What Shall We Do With This Man Called Jesus.” This was in 1970, and when I seriously started reading the messages, and I was baptized. I have ever since been in the Message and thank God for the Message I picked up on the floor. It was, I believe, the message “What Was The Holy Ghost Given For,” and I still have that message in the same form as I picked it up. To God be the glory.

In 1993, I was elected into the office as the VGR representative for Ghana, and have remained ever so committed.

I sincerely believe and share the vision of Brother Joseph and VGR to set up a place independent of all the various groupings in the Message in order to give them the pure and unadulterated Word of God, which our Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit gave the prophet. I thank God for the family of God's prophet to this age and the work they are doing for the entire Bride body of Christ today. 


Brother Andy Appiah Kwarteng Assistant Office Manager

Office History

The VGR library was officially started in Ghana between the early to mid 1980's after a visit to the country by Brother Billy Paul, Brother Joseph, and Sister Rebecca, of blessed memory.

In 1993, I was elected as the VGR country representative and distributor. By the special grace of God and His wisdom, a personal initiative combined with support from my family, our local churches, and Brother Joseph Branham, a five room facility has been provided to house all the activities of the center. It is made up of an office, small warehouse, guest room, and a listening and reading library.