Following the news about former President, John Kufuor’s appointment to a higher rank in England freemasons Lodge, many Ghanaians have expressed shock at the former President’s link to the group.
Indeed, many had suspected so but there were no clear signals the former President was.
The news about his appointment has also gained much prominence due to fact that most Ghanaians consider the freemason as an occult group with many unfavourable spiritual activities.
While others express their thoughts from the religious points, others are also drawing political lines into the debate.
Well, 233livenews.com can say that freemasonry is known to both the NPP and the NDC.
Former President John Mahama has in the past encountered the group who appear to be thriving on the secrecy of their activities.
At different times, they have appeared as charitable organizations supporting the country in various ways.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Friday extended a hand of welcome to charitable institutions to help Government address pockets of poverty that still affect sections of the Ghanaian community.
He observed that the new Government was elected on the great expectation of the people and amidst challenges, which required the need to take good decisions to improve the economy and build a better life for the people.
The Vice President made the request when a delegation from the Free Masons called on him at the Castle, Osu, in Accra.
Vice President Mahama said the Government was for all the people of Ghana, irrespective of political affiliation, and Ghana, as a democratic nation, would welcome assistance from institutions as they engaged in normal associations and activities and did something good for the benefit of the society.
He encouraged the Free Masons to continue to bring their activities to the fore.
The delegation, led by the Ghana Grand Master Mr J. Stanley Pierre debunked the idea that the Masons mostly operated in secrecy. He said they were engaged in activities such as road safety for school children.
He said the Lodges were a brotherhood which cut across religions and assured Government of their loyalty.