TV3 Journalist Turns Freemason Member

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An employee of Media General (MG) operators of TV3 and Onua TV, is set to become a member of Freemason.

The latest addition to the powerful group, is a popular journalist and co-host of TV3’s morning show New Day programme, Roland Walker.

Mr Walker who has been a practicing journalist and worked with the Media General for years, has been off the screens for days now.

His initiation into the international group comes off next May 27, 2023 in Accra.

The journalist, in few days will be rubbing shoulders with very influential politicians, well-to-do members of the Ghanaian society.

The all-male affair association, is an international order established for mutual help and fellowship, which holds elaborate secret ceremonies.

In Ghana, many powerful and popular personalities are said to belong to the group but many of them hardly come out.

Due to the private nature of the group, many Ghanaians think they draw their power from elsewhere either than God. It should also be noted that only rich and powerful are initiated into freemasonry.

In the past, former President John Kufuor, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Effutu constituency have all been linked to the group.

Mr Kufuor is a member of the Freemasonry and Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England.

He said Freemasonry was an ancient craft and hitherto, it was almost taboo to talk about it publicly because the ‘High-and Mighty’ and the ‘Powers-that-be’ in society at that time, wanted to expunge it.

According to the MP, the teachings and values of the organization do not conflict with his catholic principles and upbringing.

“I am a mason and I have not been sanctioned by the Catholic Church. Freemasonry is a fraternal society that believes in God Almighty and follows certain principles that guide a man’s life and it does not run counter with my beliefs as a catholic. President Kufuor is a mason and a catholic,” he said on Accra-based Starr FM.

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has also stated that he is a proud Freemason.

He said: “I am a proud Freemason and I confirm that the principles and tenets of Freemasonry that we are taught in the Lodge, especially in the areas of governance and accountability have always stood me in good stead in my daily functions as Asantehene.”

John Henry Martey Newman, a Ghanaian historian, administrator, and lawyer and ex-Chief of Staff of Ghana under President John Atta Mills is also one of them.

The National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah, years ago was appointed and installed as Assistant Grand Master of Freemasons in Ghana.

Freemasonry, the teachings and practices of the fraternal (men-only) order of Free and Accepted Masons, the largest worldwide secret society—an oath-bound society, often devoted to fellowship, moral discipline, and mutual assistance, that conceals at least some of its rituals, customs, or activities from the public (secret societies do not necessarily conceal their membership or existence).