Borlabi Bortey Elected New Methodist Bishop for Accra
The Very Rev. Emmanuel Borlabi Bortey has been elected the next Bishop of the Accra Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana at the 59th Annual Synod of the Diocese ongoing at the Mt. Olivet Methodist Chapel, Dansoman.
He polled 111 votes representing 54.4% in a second round of elections to defeat the Very Rev. Isaac Kweku Sam who secured 93 votes representing 45.58%.
The Diocesan Bishop exercises spiritual and administrative oversight of a Methodist Diocese and is responsible for ensuring the observance of the Methodist Order and Discipline within his/her jurisdiction.
The Very Rev. Bortey has served the Methodist Church Ghana in various capacities and is presently the Superintendent Minister of the Gbawe McCarthy Hill Circuit in the Northern Accra Diocese.
He takes over from the incumbent, the Rt. Rev Samuel Kofi Osabutey whose tenure of office ends on September 30, 2021.
Created in the year 1838 through the missionary activities of the Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman and other missionaries from the Great Britain, the Accra Diocese (then Accra District), is one of the 20 Dioceses in the Ghana Methodist Conference.
The Diocese has 23 Circuits with the latest being the New Aplaku Circuit.
The Very Rev. Bortey will be expected to lead the Diocese to advance the work of God within the Diocese when he takes office in October 01, 2021.
Source: Emmanuel Ashong//Newswatchgh.com