Kumasi Ghana Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:4 April 2021
Site:2.08 acres | 0.8 hectares
Total Floor Area:22,750 square feet | 2,114 square meters
Elevation:917 feet | 280 meters
The Kumasi Ghana Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Kumasi Ghana Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
On May 1, 2023, the site for the Kumasi Ghana Temple was announced as a 2.08-acre parcel located at Y11 Suntreso Rd in the Bantama neighborhood of Kumasi. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 22,750 square feet, including an arrival center and accompanying an existing meetinghouse.["Locations of Temples in Africa and Europe Released," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 May 2023.]
On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Kumasi Ghana Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. There are nearly 90,000 Latter-day Saints spread throughout 300 congregations in Ghana. With its beautiful variety of flowers and plants, Kumasi is known as the “Garden City” and is in the southern rain forest region of Ghana. The Kumasi Ghana Temple will be the second temple in the country; the first is the Accra Ghana Temple, dedicated in 2004. Missionary work began in the country in May 2002.1
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.