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Meet Rev. Anthony Afful Broni Vice Chancellor of University of Winnba and his life background.

Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni was born on Wednesday, November 23, 1960 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Hospital at Assin Foso in the Central Region of Ghana to Madam Mary Celestina Addae and Opanin John Yaw Broni of blessed memory. He spent his formative years at Assin Asempanaye. Coming from a large family of twenty-six siblings, young Afful-Broni had no option but to excel academically in order to attract the competitive attention of his parents.

Prof. Aff ul-Broni was enrolled at the Assin Asempanaye Roman Catholic School for both his Primary and Middle School education, where he passed with Distinction at the Middle School Leaving Certifi cate Examination. From very early years of his life, he felt the Call to the priestly ministry and offered himself as a servant of God through the rigorous Seminary training and the practice of his Catholic faith in those formative years. With this burning desire to walk more closely with the Lord, he proceeded to St. Teresa’s Minor Seminary, Amisano near Elmina, for both his G.C.E Ordinary and Advanced Levels of education. Considering the fact that it was his late father who led a group of friends and family to establish the Catholic Church in Asempanaye, single-handedly financing the building of the local Catholic Church, the Rectory, and the Catholic Basic School, it was not surprising to many when young Anthony expressed the desire to pursue the Priestly vocation. He and a few of his colleagues had often joined the Dutch missionaries on pastoral trekking to villages such as Assin Akyeano, Breman, Kushea, Hwidiem, to assist in evangelization.

Anthony continued his priestly formation at the St Peter’s Regional Major Seminary, Pedu, Cape Coast in 1982. While at Pedu, he and a few of his classmates were offered the opportunity to pursue studies with the University of Ghana, Legon, obtaining a Diploma in Sacred Theology in 1986. His walk with God into the ministerial priesthood was looked upon favourably, and in July 1988, he was ordained a Catholic Priest at the St Francis de Sales Cathedral in Cape Coast by the Late Most Reverend John Kodwo Amissah, JCD. It is worth noting that, of the 45 students that had enrolled at the Seminary in September 1975, he was among the nine students who eventually graduated 13 years down the line. The grace of God, his passion for the priesthood, perseverance, self-discipline, diligence and hard work accounted for this great feat. While at the Minor Seminary, he was elected the Entertainment Prefect and left a memorable legacy after organizing the momentous ‘Bob Marley Night’ when the legend passed. It was also not surprising that in his final (Deaconate) year in the major seminary, he was elected the SRC President, performing very admirably with the collaboration of his colleague seminarians and the priest formators.

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