A gold-pleated miniature scale model of the Wesley Towers, the ultra-modern head office complex of the Methodist Church Ghana, has been presented as a symbol of honour to the Administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF), Irene Naa Torshie Addo-Lartey for her selfless and meritorious contribution to the promotion and advancement of God’s work.
The Methodist Church Ghana bestowed the honours on Naa Torshie and two others precisely for their significant contributions by way of cash and furniture to enable the swift completion and complete furnishing of the Wesley Towers.
The two other honourees were Solomon Nuamah; a Kumasi-based business man and Madam Grace Boison an entrepreneur.
Bestowing the honour on the three individuals at a ceremony held in Accra on Thursday, November 30, 2023, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Ghana, Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo explained the rational:
“To all three of them, just by word of conversation, they were touched to come in and to support us in getting this facility, Wesley Towers, to where it is.”
Dr. Paul Boafo continued: “The Executives thought it right to do honours to some of our benefactors. Those who have, from their hearts, made contributions towards this facility…Today, the last day of the month of November, in the year of our Lord, 2023, we are here to honour Hon. Irene Naa Torshie, Mr. Solomon Nuamah and Mrs. Grace Boison”.
In her very brief remarks by way of response, Naa Torshie expressed her appreciation to the Church for the honour and disclosed her personal love for supporting the work of God.
The DACF Administrator explained that though she is currently not a member of the Methodist Church Ghana, it was the church which shaped her of her formative years and imbibed into her discipline and morals based on strong Christian principles because that was where he mother attended and continues to attend church.
Naa Torshie used the opportunity to preach on the importance of sticking to a strict maintenance culture and the benefits thereof.
She expressed the hope that custodians of the Wesley Towers and all patrons who visit the facility would give it the best care and protection with a deep and sincere sense of responsibility.
Co-commissioned by the Most Rev. Dr. Paul K. Boafo and Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia in September this year, the Wesley Towers has served as a multipurpose facility for the Methodist Church Ghana.
The building, located at the prime lands enclave of Ridge in Accra, is a 16-storey single tower which comprises three boxes of two, three and four storeys each, separated by glassed –in one storey floor, all stacked on a three-storey podium.
It also has two basements below ground, a car park for about 150 vehicles, executive suites, offices, a restaurant and conference halls for public use on commercial basis
The Methodist Church Ghana, years back, found it as a crucial necessity to get a new Head Office Complex, to create more office space for the various directorates, and also to befit its status as one of the oldest Christian and highly respected denominations in Ghana.
Though the idea was endorsed by many Conferences of the Church over the ears, the Head Office Complex building project was put on a long hold due chiefly to financial constraints and the lack of partners with the requisite financial muscles.
Sometime in October 2018, the Head Office Complex project which had been on the drawing board for years finally commenced and was commissioned in September 2023 and christened the Wesley Towers.