KSJI is a Bulwark, asset to the Church and humanity – Lt. Robert Dela Mawuenyegah

The President of St. Anne Commandery # 795, Teshie Lt. Robert Dela Yao Mawuenyegah has described the Noble Order of the Knights of St. John International and Ladies Auxiliary as a bulwark and an asset to the Catholic Church and the entire human race.


According to him, the Ancient Noble Order which has a quasi-military discipline in the Catholic Church through its humanitarian activities creates a positive and lasting impression on the hearts and minds of the vulnerable and less privileged in society.

He noted that KSJI which is one of the Knighthoods in the Catholic Church has the potential of winning some more souls to Christ as well as open the hearts of many to embarking on charitable initiatives in society.

“What we have is not just a brotherhood but a seed that bears fruit for many to benefit from,” he said.

Lt. Mawuenyegah in an interview with Newswatchgh.com lamented what he described as the order lighting a lamp and hiding it under a table.

He averred that the Ancient and Noble Order for many years now has embarked on many humanitarian activities but very little is shown to the world through media publications among others.

According to him, publishing such activities is not about seeking glory for the Order but an avenue to evangelise and to encourage others to support activities of the Order and for that matter, the less privileged in society.

“I think the Noble Order at various levels can set up a foundation or NGO to track and coordinate all our projects and humanitarian activities in the church and society guided by the true tenets and life of our Patron Saint, St John the Baptist”, he noted.

He encouraged that the Knighthood must continue to arm itself with scripture for evangelisation and church doctrines especially the Catholic Social teachings in order to become true and faithful bulwarks of the Universal Church.

Lt. Robert Dela Yao Mawuenyegah was initiated into the Noble Order on the 10th January 2010 at St. Peter Commandery 413, Osu and transferred to St. Anne Commandery # 795, Teshie in 2013 as the Charter Recording and Corresponding Secretary for two terms. Served as the 1st Vice President for two terms and currently the fourth Worthy President of St. Anne Commandery # 795, Teshie. He served as the Paymaster of the 1st Regiment of the 15th District Commandery in the Accra East Grand Commandery in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra.

He has also served the Order and the Church in various capacities including working on Several Committees including Media & Publicity Committees of the Supreme Subordinate Commandery and the Accra East Grand Commandery and the erstwhile Accra Grand Commandery.

During his professional work with the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference where he worked with the Department of Social Communications at the National Catholic Secretariat as the Programme Officer for almost eight years, he served and distinguished himself with passion and loyalty to all departments, Directorates and units at the Secretariat.

He is also the National Secretary of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners, Ghana (CAMP-G) and the Public Relations Officer for the Catholic Professional Guilds in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra and a Member of the National TV Project Implementation Committee of the Archdiocese of Accra.

Lt. Mawuenyegah  comes along with a track record of exemplary Leadership, Interest in Public Policy and Human Development guided by his Catholic Faith and Social teachings and
Corporate Team Mentality.

Outside the Church, he is regarded as an astute Communications, Events and Management Professional with over a decade of professional practice. He was the Communications and Administrative Officer for Ubora Institute, a Pan African not- for profit organisation incorporated in Ghana as ‘Ubora Quality INSTITUTE’ with an operational base in Accra, Ghana and running Quality Improvement Projects with various Ministries of Health and Partners across Africa and beyond (Nigeria, Liberia, Namibia, Ethiopia, Ghana and India).

He is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Global NewsWatch Media and Communications Limited and also manages a faith-based online news portal Newswatchgh.com.

He also provides Media Relations and consultancy support to Caritas Ghana, the African Institute of Healthcare Quality, Safety & Accreditation (AfIHQSA) and the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) in areas of Strategic Communications, Events and Media Coordination. His passion for Development Communications drives his interest in Social Impact activities in Health, Environment, Youth Development, Education and Policy Design and Implementation. He is an active member of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and an Accredited Associate Member of the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana (IPR).

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications Studies (Public Relations) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from the University of Education, Winneba hosted by Jayee University College.

He studied Global Business and Sustainability (Social Entrepreneurship) at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Milan, (ALTIS) Italy an MBA programme hosted by the Catholic Institute of Business & Technology (CIBT) now being hosted by the University of Professional Studies in Accra and has attended several International and local Conferences and training as part of his personal developments.

Lt. Robert Dela Yao Mawuenyegah is happily married to Mrs Gloria Yawa Akpene Mawuenyegah and he loves travelling, Business and Social Networking, Monitoring Social Media, Radio and Television Discussions, Storytelling and Sharing Jokes, Reading, Writing, Advocacy, Voluntary Services and a Professional Master of Ceremonies.

The Knights of St. John International (KSJI) is a prominent society in the Catholic Church which was incorporated in New York State in 1886 under the laws of the USA with Saint John the Baptist as their Patron.

The organization continued to grow inside the United States for many years and later spread to other parts of the world.

Today, KSJI is present in about 18 countries globally, including the United States, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, England and Germany and some West African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Source: Newswatchgh.com

 

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