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History…

In 1860 an eminent merchant, R. J. Ghartey, who was a native of Anomabo visited England where he came into contact with a “Temperance Society” in a Methodist Church. On his return to the Gold Coast (Ghana) in 1861, Ghartey formed a Temperance Society at Anomabo. He also built a water reservoir which remained the main source of good water supply to the community until pipe-borne water was connected to the town in 1939. Ghartey’s society came to be known as ‘Akonomsu’ (water-drinking people detested alcohol). He then organized a section of the Temperance Society into a ‘Band of Hope’ with the main objective of singing in the vernacular (Mfantse) at church service.

Furthermore, Ghartey introduced a version of the English Ladies blouse for the female members of his singing group to cover the upper parts of their body. This fashion eventually came to be known as ‘Kabasooto” (cover shoulder) that spread throughout the country and even to Nigeria

Men’s Fellowship in IMC was established in 2005…

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