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.

At the Territorial Women's Ministries Rally in Nkawkaw Division in August 2019, women gathered to worship, study the Bible, pray and showcase their handicraft. Guest presenters invited the delegates to consider child protection issues and personal health.

In September, youth worshipped, evangelised, discovered new talents in sporting activities and made decisions to serve Christ at the National Youth Congress at Sunyani High School.

Officers Council in October allowed new international personnel to get to know and create good rapport with the officers in the new territory. Strategic decisions were made to further develop the territory. In response to the international strategy to achieve modern and effective leadership, the territory began setting up a Governance Board, with the intention of it being fully functional in 2020.

The 2020 theme 'Christ is All' became the inspiration and driving force for the Ghana Territory, including evangelism programmes, divisional rallies, training and workshops.

In February, the territory conducted audits in most of the divisions, districts, sections and institutional facilities, and orientation was conducted for their leadership to improve administrative capacities.

The coronavirus pandemic forced a shift from the normal standard of life to a new normal, by lockdown and then by easing. We are grateful for the funds distributed by IHQ which strengthened our health centres through the provisions of medical equipment and supplies. Food distributions in Accra and Ashanti Central (Ghana) and Togo assisted families facing economic challenges during and after lockdown. The Salvation Army played a part in saving lives and giving hope to the people of Ghana.


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 - 274 (active - 210 retired - 64)       Auxillary Captains - 10

Cadets - 11                Employees - 138

Corps - 127                 Outposts - 152

Senior Soldiers - 21,200    Adherents - 30   Junior Soldiers - 4,597

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