The Member of Parliament for Efutu in the Central region Alexander Afenyo Markin has revealed that he is a member of the fraternal society, Freemasons.
According to him, the teachings and values of the organisation do not conflict with his catholic principles and upbringing. Speaking on Starr Chat Wednesday, the outspoken legislator said freemasonry teaches its followers about God and the principles of life.
“I am a mason and I have not been sanctioned by the Catholic Church. Freemasonry is a fraternal society that believes in God Almighty and follows certain principles that guide a man’s life and it does not run counter with my believes as a catholic. President Kufuor is a mason and a catholic,” he stated.
Freemasonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients. The basic, local organisational unit of Freemasonry is the Lodge.
Afenyo Markin who was recently embroiled a bribe controversy regarding the ADB IPO sale also disclosed that getting into active politics is his biggest regret in life.
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