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The Bishop of Accra, the Rt. Rev. Daniel Torto March 29, 2012

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Dr. Daniel Torto

The election of the Ven. Daniel Torto as Bishop-Coadjutor of the Diocese of Accra has been affirmed by the House of Bishops of the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA).

On 21 January 2012 a special meeting of the synod of the Diocese of Accra, Ghana held at Ashalley Botwe in Accra elected Dr Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto (53), Archdeacon of Accra-East and the Diocesan Director of Programme to succeed Archbishop Justice Akrofi.

According to a statement released by the diocesan secretariat, two other candidates were put forward for election with Dr. Torto: the Very Rev. Dr. Emmanuel I. K. Addo, Dean of the Most Holy Trinity Cathedral, Accra,  and the Rev Canon George Kotei Neequaye, Lecturer at Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon.

Dr. Torto was elected on the fourth ballot receiving a two thirds majority of the votes cast.

The new bishop was educated at the University of Ghana, Trinity College, Legon, the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Vision International University USA. He is married to Gladys and has four sons.

Dr. Torto will be consecrated on 24 June 2012 and will assume the office of bishop of the capital city of Ghana following Dr. Akrofi’s retirement on 29 October 2012, when the archbishop turns 70.