The late Rev Edward Kwaku Owusu laid to rest at Akwasiho, 16/3/2019

The mortal remains of the late Rev Edward Kwaku Owusu, a retired Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has been laid to rest at Akwasiho, his hometown in the Kwahu Presbytery. The late Rev Owusu, affectionately called Agya Owusu was born in 1938 and became a trained teacher, after which he was Commissioned and Ordained a Minister of the Church. Prior his Commissioning in 1984, the late Rev Owusu had served as Catechist in several places. Together with the late Rev Agyem Frempong, the foundations of some Congregations were laid in the Asante Mampong area.

Perhaps, his claim to fame in the annals of the PCG was when he wrote and directed the famous evangelistic and discipleship play “Kofi Pare Asore Awu” (The Church in Kofi Pare is Dead). This play was written during his time as a Teacher-Catechist when he was transferred to head one of the Presbyterian School in the environs of Suhum.

The late Rev Owusu served his probationary years at Goaso, where by dint of hard work, the District was elevated and he became its first District Minister. He served in Nsuta, Bibiani, Akwamufie, Asuom and Juaso where ill health made him take an early retirement before attaining the retirement age of 70.

The late Rev Owusu died at a ripe age of 80 and was survived by his wife and Mama Esther, six biological children and other children and twenty three grandchildren. The late Rev Owusu also had a brother, who is also a retired Minister.

The act of committal was officiated by the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev J. O. Y. Mante. A pre-burial sermon was delivered by Rev G. K. Acheampong, the Kwahu Presbytery Chairperson. The Service Leader was Rev Ben Yaw Owusu, the Kwahu Presbytery Clerk. Some of the dignitaries that graced the occasion were Rev Herbert Anim Oppong, Former Clerk of the General Assembly and now Chairperson of the North America Australia Presbytery, the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Kwakye Darfour (MP), Mr. Yaw Owusu Addo and the Kwahu West Municipal Chief Executive. There were representative from all Congregations the late Rev Owusu had served. 

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