Most Rev. Mathias K. Nketsia has paid a visit to the people of Denkyira-Obuasi to share mass with them.
The people of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region were paid a surprise visit by the metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast, His Grace, Most Rev. Mathias K. Nketsia.
The visit will come as welcoming news to a town that has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, following the gruesome murder of a military man by its residents.
The people of Denkyira-Obuasi drew the ire of majority of Ghanaians after lynching a military officer, Captain Maxwell Mahama, on suspicion of being an armed robber.
The issue made the town very unpopular, with several reports suggesting that many Ghanaians did not want to have anything to do with Denkyira-Obuasi and its residents.
However, it appears the town has not been completely out of favour, with the Catholic Bishop of the region visiting to celebrate mass with the people.
Most Rev. Nketsia encouraged residents of Denkyira-Obuasi to foster unity, while also urging them make a conscious effort to rebuild the town’s dented image.
He added that the people must learn from past mistakes, insisting dwelling on the past will only drag the town backwards.
The Police has so far arrested close to 50 people in connection with the murder of the late Captain Mahama, with several others still on the run.