The Resident Minister of the Ebenezer Congregation of The Methodist Church Ghana in Breman in the Ashanti Region, Very Reverend Benjamin Akwesi Ansong has heaped praises on Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia for his religious tolerance.
Responding to the Church’s special invitation, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, in the company of his wife Samira Bawumia and some government officials, visited the Ebenezer Congregation to fellowship with them on 31st December 2021.
Very Reverend Benjamin Akwesi Ansong, in welcoming the Vice President, told the Congregation of his admiration for the second gentleman’s appreciation of religious tolerance.
“We have in our midst tonight Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and it is refreshing. This shows his understanding of religious tolerance,” the Methodist Pastor said, amidst cheers.
“This is a Christian gathering, but he has thought it wise to demonstrate his love and joy, which is in line with what the Bible preaches that, rejoice with those who are rejoicing.”
“So if today we Christians have gathered here to express our joy and the Vice President (a Muslim) has joined us, we have to be extremely grateful to God for what he has done for our country Ghana. It is something we must hold so firmly.”
“If God has touched his heart and he has joined us here, we are happy and we have to pray for him too as we pray, and also pray for His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo and the leadership of this country.”
“The Bible says give honour to whom honour is due, so let us all rise up and pray for our guest.”
Very Reverend Akwesi Ansong prayed for the Vice President, President Akufo-Addo as well as the country for continuous good leadership and prosperity respectively.
Delivering a short remark, Dr. Bawumia urged the congregation to continue to uphold the peace the country enjoys by being tolerant of people with diverse religious beliefs.
“We are one people and this is what will sustain the peace we enjoy as a country,” Dr. Bawumia told the Congregation.
Religious Tolerance has been a major feature of Dr. Bawumia’s political life, with many likening him to late former Vice President Aliu Mahama who was also adored by all religious sectors of the country for his tolerance during his days as Vice President.