Some social media users, especially on Facebook have 'locked horns' about a new Freemasons book that is yet to be launched in Accra later this month.
The book which is authored by Abraham Gyesie, is set to be launched on November 29, 2017 at the British Council in Accra.
The book, titled ‘The Freemasons’, will be launched under the auspices of Otumfour Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene.
The launch also features former President Kufour as the special guest of honour, along with some other powerful Ghanaian names in attendance.
However, the event has been met with huge debate and controversies by social media users expressing mixed feelings about the yet to be launched book.
Some social media critics have totally kicked against the new book, while others have registered their readiness to grab the opportunity to join the group.
In Ghana, many people do not have much idea about the activities of Freemasons.
Over the years, there have been some misconceptions about Freemasons, as many have branded them a secret cult group, whose members engage in some ‘scary’ activities to become 'rich and powerful'.
So what exactly is Freemasonry?
According to Wikipedia, Freemasonry or Masonry 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.
Others also say is one of the world’s largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.
It is said that its members come from all walks of life and meet as equals, irrespective of their faith, ethnic group or position in society. Public declaration of membership of Freemasonry is optional.
According to the UK Sun newspaper, there are about six million Freemasons around the world.
In Ghana, apart from J.A. Kufour, the former President of the Republic, there are other prominent Ghanaians who are believed to be members of Freemasons.
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