[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Asante Mampong Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith will become the next archbishop of the internal Province of Ghana in the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA). Ben-Smith will succeed Archbishop Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, who retires on Feb. 12. The CPWA has two internal provinces: Ghana and West Africa. The primate alternates between the two.
The archbishop-elect was elected at a special synod held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Cyprian in Kumari, Ghana, on Jan. 15 with 18 votes. Bishop of Accra Daniel Torto received 15 votes.