Governance, Justice and Peace

Coordinator: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Korsah
Date of Ordination: 19th July 2008
Offices: Parish Priest, Transfiguration of the Lord, Jema
Chaplain, Christian Mothers’ Association (CMA)
Coordinator, Inter Religious/Ecumenism
Contact: 0504023294
Address: P. O. Box 251, Techiman
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In order to promote justice and peace apostolate which includes empowerment of people, the Diocese will establish the Diocesan Commission on Social Development, Justice and Peace. The commission will awaken Christ’s faithful in the diocesan area to their indispensable responsibilities in the defense of human rights and participation in interventions meant to improve their lot.
The Governance, Justice and Peace Directorate succeeds the Dialogue and Advocacy for Good Governance (DAGG). The Directorate is to enhance the influence of the Catholic Church in Ghana, based on the principles of the Catholic Social Teaching (CST), especially, the preferential option for the poor on matters of governance, justice and peace. The Directorate has an important role in policy advocacy of the Diocese. It picks up emerging advocacy issues from the other service delivery directorates and departments and works with the head of the Department of Human Department in all the strategic lobbying, networking and dialogue processes. (cf. NCS Restructuring Document)

The Directorate has the following responsibilities:
• provides programme support for advocacy interventions of the Conference;
• closely monitors and updates the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference through the Executive Secretary of the Department and the Secretary General on all governance, justice and peace matters in the country;
• promotes the dissemination of the Social Teaching of the Church
• facilitates the Church's voice and values on Civil Society Platforms, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Diocesan Area in ensuring the principles of accountability, transparency and stewardship in the management of public goods and service delivery for the common good;