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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Facts about the Ghana Temple

Serene amid the tinted twilight preceeding dedication, the Accra Ghana Temple, first in Western Africa, is the culmination of years of waiting and praying by Ghanaian members.

Announced: Feb. 16, 1998.
Location: 57 Independence Ave.,
North Ridge, Accra, Ghana
Site: 6 acres.
Exterior finish: Granite quarried in Namibia, Africa, called Namibia Pearl.
Temple design: Traditional, built in third generation of small temples.
Architects: ARUP
Project manager: Russ Tanner.
Contractor: Taysec Construction Limited
Rooms: Celestial room, two endowment rooms, two sealing rooms and baptistry.
Total floor area: 17,500 square feet.
Dimensions: 190 feet by 147 feet.
District: Countries in western Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Benin, Togo.
Groundbreaking: Nov. 16, 2001, by Elder Russell M. Nelson.
Dedication: Jan. 11, 2004, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; three sessions.

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