The Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia attended the Christmas church service at the Glorious Word Power Miracles International on Sunday, December 25.
He was accompanied by his spokesperson Dr. Gideon Boako and also the Director General of the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) Sammi Awuku.
Speaking at the church, Dr. Bawumia wished all Ghanaians a Merry Christmas.
The head pastor of the church, Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah shares a cordial relationship with the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
This is not the first time Dr. Bawumia who belongs to the Muslim faith has attended a church service.
On several occasions, he has been seen in the church and he is a close friend of Rev Father Andrew Campbell.
During last year’s 31st night service, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia charged Ghanaians to exercise a high sense of religious tolerance to help sustain the current peace the country is enjoying.
He said the country is the second most peaceful country in Africa and first in West Africa and as a result, Ghanaians should not take it for granted.
He thus urged Christians and Muslims to co-exist peacefully with one another, devoid of religious tensions.
The Vice President made this statement when he visited the Breman Ebenezer Methodist Church, St. Peter’s Cathedral, and Ayigya Pentecost Church in Kumasi for the 31st December watch night service.
“We are very united as a country, notwithstanding our diversity,” the Vice President said.
“Sometimes we take it for granted. Until you move to other countries, you don’t know how we are blessed as a country. We are a peaceful country.”
He added that the emergence of Covid-19 has adversely affected the economy, which the government is working to make the lives of Ghanaians better.
“The economic boom that we were building has been slowed down by Covid-19. We want to resume it, and so we want to pray and continue to pray that we do that,” Dr. Bawumia said.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana