A member of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Project, Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Asante Antwi has passed on Sunday at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra at 83.
The deceased was a former Chairman of the Council of Elders and Polling Station Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party.
Confirming the death through a press statement, the Executive Director of the National Cathedral Secretariat, Paul Opoku-Mensah said the party was devastated by Asante Antwi’s demise.
He described the deceased’s service to the National Cathedral Project as passionate, inspiring, and totalizing, saying his death was a rude shock.
“With profound sadness and a heavy heart, the Secretariat of the National Cathedral of Ghana announces the passing of Most Rev Dr. Samuel Asante Antwi, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Project. He died early this morning, Sunday, September 13, 2020, at the Korle Bu teaching hospital in Accra,” the Secretariat announced.
“Most Rev Dr. Asante Antwi’s commitment to the National Cathedral Project was passionate, inspiring, and totalizing! He deeply understood its importance for Ghana,” the statement added.
Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Asante Antwi was a former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana.
He was also very instrumental in the removal of three elected National Officers of the New Patriotic Party after making him the Chairman of the Council of Elders in 2014.
Rev. Dr. Asante-Antwi was inducted into office as the ninth President of the Conference of the Methodist Church of Ghana, on August 26, 1997.
“We are sad to hear the news of the death of one of our very influential and loyal party men, Asante Antwi today.
“We are pained by the exit of this great man who contributed immensely to the progress of our party.
“Rev. Asante Antwi was a great asset to the party and one of the elders. We are still in disbelief about his exit, we are pained,”.
According to him, Rev. Asante Antwi will be sorely missed by members of the party and Ghanaians in general, and prayed to God to grant his soul mercy.
“We also pray that God will grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.”