The Grand Lodge of Ghana has debunked claims that Freemasonry is a secret society which engages in certain evil deeds like human sacrifices and others.
There is a perception about Freemasons as they are seen as an occult group.
At a dinner at Kempinski hotel on Thursday, January 24, 2019, they opened up to the public for the first time at the 10th anniversary of the Grand Lodge.
Chairman of the Grand Lodge Masonic Education Committee, Right Worshipful, Abraham Gyasi in an interview said that the group was rather into philanthropy.
"The misconceptions you have been hearing, they are not true, we don't kill other people, we don't drink blood, we are not an occult organisation but an organisation of very decent and respectable men."
Freemasonry is a way life with over four million people worldwide. In Ghana, however, there are over 1000 Freemasons.
The Grand Lodge of Ghana is a self-governing body that was established in 2009. But before then freemasons met under the authority of one of three British Lodges: Grand Lodge of Ireland, the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the United Grand Lodge of England.
The first record of Freemasons meeting in Ghana extends back to the 1800s. Since then, freemasons have regularly met in groups known as Lodges to improve themselves and to plan and undertake many quiet acts of charity to their communities.
“Freemasonry is founded on the belief of the Supreme Being. Truth is the Freemason’s core belief, that honesty and integrity must guide all our actions in life whether in business or in private life,” Naval Captain Kwadjo Adunkwa Butah also added.
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