Your Grace, Most Rev. Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kumasi, My Brother Priests, Religious Men and Women, Christ’s Faithful. I am greatly humbled and yet highly honoured to be chosen by the Holy Father, His Holiness Pope Francis as the Bishop elect of Obuasi Catholic Diocese. For over two years the seat of the bishop of Obuasi has been vacant as a result of the elevation and transfer of Most Rev. Gabriel Justice Anokye to the Archdiocese of Kumasi as its Metropolitan Archbishop.