Ho Diocese is located in the Volta Region of Ghana and constitutes ten Administrative Districts, namely: Ho, Kpando and Hohoe municipal areas. Others include, North Dayi, South Dayi, Adaklu, Agortime-Ziope, Ho-West, Afadjato-South Districts and parts of Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region. The Diocese lies within longitudes 12'E and 0 53'E; and latitudes 6 20'N. 

The Jasikan District lies in the North of the Ho Diocese while it is bordered in the East by the Republic of Togo. The Southern border is shared with Akatsi and North Tongu Districts while the Volta Lake forms the Western boundary. Ho Diocese covers a total land area of 5893 square kilometers. It is divided into twenty-nine Parishes.


The beneficiaries, from 15 districts in the region, and the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region, were also trained in basic business management and entrepreneurship, to help grow their businesses within six months, and pay for the tools to enable others to benefit from the package.

The project, named: “enhancing human resource for growth and development at community level” had sponsorship from MISEREOR, a registered charity of the German Catholic Bishops Conference.

Most Rev. Francis Anani K. Lodonu, Catholic Bishop of Ho, who presented the items, said the Diocese was glad to be responding to the needs of the “poor, simple and disadvantaged” in society.

He said the Church knew that government could not implement all its projects and policies, hence addressing the “missing link between police and practice.”

Bishop Lodonu charged the beneficiaries to work hard and take control of the destinies of their businesses.

Mr Emmanuel Nyaku, Volta Regional Manager of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) commended the Catholic Church for efforts at addressing societal problems, and asked the beneficiaries to visit the NBSSI offices in the districts for technical support.

Madam Bless Neriah, Volta and Eastern Chairperson of the Association of Ghana Industries, reiterated the need for Ghanaians to patronize locally made goods in support of local industries.

Mr Yao Semordey, Volta Regional Coordinator of the National Youth Council asked the beneficiaries to keep learning new things to remain in business.

Reverend Father Terence Adzimah, Director of the Diocesan Development Office, said the presentation was the second phase of the Human Resource Programme, which started in 2013, and would end in 2016.

He said the first phase focused on education and conflict resolution using mediation process- Alternative Dispute Resolution.







The Bishop

On July 14, 2015, The Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Fianu, S.V.D., Secretary General of the Council of the Divine Word Fathers as Bishop of Ho (Ghana).

He was ordained a priest on July 14, 1985 in Accra. Since ordination, he has served in the following academic and pastoral roles




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