Founder and Presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Dag Heward-Mills has officially apologised to the Manhyia Palace.
The African Healing Evangelist per sources available to GhanaXtra.Com wrote to the Manhyia Palace yesterday June 19, 2021, explaining the circumstances behind a leaked tape chastising the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
Excerpts of the statement explained that contrary to reports that the recording is recent, the said recording was made some twenty years ago in a meeting with some top elders of his church.
“I am deeply saddened that a message I shared at a conference nearly 20 years ago, has been taken out of its context and circulated by persons who have previously declared that they will maliciously cause our churches in Kumasi to be closed down”.
“I wish to apologize to His Majesty Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II for any disrespect, insult or harm caused him or his royal court. Please accept my profound apologies for the statements I made”.
Despite the apology and explanation, GhanaXtra.Com is reliably informed that Manhyia has given Bishop Dag Heward-Mills up to Friday, June 25, 2021, to publicly purge himself of the said unfortunate utterances.
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills made the headlines after a sermon he preached in which he criticised the Asantehene went viral.
In the said audio, the renowned global evangelist preached a sermon about kingship, during which he used the Asantehene as an example, and questioned his impact and legacy beyond the yearly celebrations of his reign.
The audio clearly did not go down well with the King’s subjects with many threatening to attack Lighthouse Chapel branches in Kumasi.
Read the full apology letter below