Two hours before midday on Friday, a crowd of students, members of the Presbyterian Church and the General Assembly Council members from all the 21 Presbyteries gathered at the Legon Presbyterians Boys Senior High School (PRESEC) in Accra to unveil a statue of the late Rev. Dr. A. L. Kwansa.
The statue of the late Clergyman was finance by his family members, in honour of his selfless dedication to the Church and the Nation as a whole.
The memorial event was led by the Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, supported by the General Assembly Council Members.
Rev. Prof. Martey speaking at the function stated, the late Rev. Dr. A. L. Kwansa was not only a blessing to the Presbyterian Church of Ghana but also to the State as well, whose legacy should be emulated by the up and coming generation.
He praised the entire Kwansa family for erecting a statue of the late family member at the entrance of the Kwansa dormitory at PRESEC.
Mr. Mintah the Abusuapanyin of the Kwansa family later expressed the family’s appreciation to the Moderator and the GAC for accepting their call to erect a statue in memory of the beloved father who was also a blessing to both the church and State.
The Rev. Charles Ahwering former Chairperson of the Akuapem Presbytery, the Chairpersons of the various Presbyteries, Lay Reps and the family head of the Kwansa’s helped the Moderator, Rt. Rev. Martey to unveil the about eight foot metal statue.
Presence at the ceremony included; the Headmistress Lady Queen Asiedu Akrofi, Rev. Michael Anim Tetey, District Minister, Madina District PCG, the District Women Fellowship of the Madina PCG and a host of Clergymen from both far and near.
Rev. Dr. A. L. Kwansa has been the only longest serving Clerk of Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana since 1955 to 1969.
Papa Kwansa passed away in 2011.