Salvation Army operations began in Ghana in 1922 when Lieutenant King Hudson was commissioned to ‘open fire’ in his home town of Duakwa. Ensign and Mrs Charles Roberts were also appointed to pioneer work in Accra. Work in neighbouring Togo was officially recognised on 1 April 2011.

The theme for the year 2018, "Christ in Me", presented a focus on all activities as the territory's five-year strategic plan was reviewed. Significant improvements in most divisions, districts and sections were recorded. Two hundred and eight soldiers were enrolled, to the glory of God.

In October 2018, Commissioners Benjamin and Grace Mnyampi (Former IS and ZSWM for Africa) installed Colonels Samuel and Hagar Amponsah as new territorial leaders, succeeding Colonels Joseph and Angelique Lukau who entered retirement. The event was attended by dignitaries including a Representative of the President of the Republic of Ghana, the Hon. Minister for Religious and Cheiftaincy Affairs, Mr Kofi Dzemasi, ecumenical leaders, and Royal Fathers including the Chief of Wamfie, Nana Nasu Agyei.

A two-day officers councils followed the event, where all active and retired officers considered the future of the territory. In a joyous moment for the officers, Commissioner Mnyampi gave words of encouragement and challenged them to unite in support of their new leaders.

The social programme saw the dedication and commissioning of a refurbished administrative block and a new therapy unit at Begoro Rehabilitation Centre, the project being supported by the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Mr Andrew Barnes. A friend of the Army, Mr Foster Agyekum, also donated three well-furnished classroom blocks to the centre for the use of children suffering from cerebral palsy.



Territorial Leaders:

Colonel Samuel Amponsah - Territorial Commander (1 October 2018)

Colonel Hagar Amponsah - Territorial President for Women's Ministries

Lieut-Colonel Friday Ayanam - Chief Secretary (1 May 2018)

Lieut-Colonel Glory Ayanam - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries


Territorial Headquarters:





Postal Address:

PO Box CT 452






Officers - 292 (active - 221 retired - 71)       Auxillary Captains - 4

Envoys - 18                 Cadets - 11                Employees - 1,725

Corps - 120                 Outposts - 118

Senior Soldiers - 20,806    Adherents - 71   Junior Soldiers - 7,031

Tel: +(233) 21 776 971

Countries included in the territory: Ghana, Togo

Languages in which the gospel is preached: Bassa, Builsa, Dangme, English, Ewe, Fante, Frafra, Ga, Gola, Grushia, Twi