Sen. James Hosts Ghanaian King for Visit to Killian Hill Baptist Church and School

ATLANTA (Oct. 29, 2013) – State Senator Donzella James (D-Atlanta) recently hosted His Majesty, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, King of Akyem Abuakwa, of Ghana for special meetings on Oct. 27 and 29, 2013.

“It was an honor to host King Akyem Abuakwa during his visit to our great state,” said Sen. James.  “I look forward to continuing my work with Ghana and the entire continent of Africa as we look for mutually beneficial economic partnerships that grow our economy here and in the diaspora.”

The King attended Killian Hill’s worship service on Sunday Oct. 27and also took part in a special convocation at Killian Hill Christian School on Tuesday Oct. 29. The assembly featured performances by Killian Hill students, tribal dress and the singing of the national anthem by Ghanaians living in the Atlanta area.  He also spoke to the student body on the challenges and opportunities of 21st century Africa.

The Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin is King of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, is one of the largest and prominent traditional areas in Ghana. He is 35th king to ascend the Ofori Panin Stool, Osagyefuo strives to introduce real economic development, commercial growth and the general progress and welfare of the people. He is the most prominent figure in Ghana where issues of environment preservation and conservation are concerned.

Killian Hill Baptist Church has been involved with mission projects in Ghana for over 30 years. The church has supported missionaries and national leaders, funded the construction of multiple churches and schools, helped in the translation of the Bible into the Waalii language, supported literacy projects, invested in business initiatives and sent many church members to train Ghanaians in their areas of business expertise.

For Immediate Release:
October  29, 2013

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