SLIP expresses sympathy to the Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles of the Archdiocese of Freetown on the recent death of Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Henry Ganda on the 9th August 2023. SLIP also extends sympathy to the family and friends of Archbishop Ganda, and his community of faith.
Joseph Ganda was born in March 1932 in Serabu and was ordained a priest in April 1961, the significant year of Sierra Leone Independence. He retired in March 2007.
Bishop Ganda was pre-deceased by his parents and sister who died at a young age when she was a student in St. Joseph’s Brookfields. Archbishop Ganda was well known to many Irish people and especially to the Missionary Sisters, Spiritans, Christian Brothers. He is fondly remembered by the Catholic community and the wider Christian community many of whom worked alongside him for several years.
May the soul of Archbishop Ganda rest in peace.