The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana, during its 125th Anniversary, honoured Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for his religious tolerance and being a man of valour and peace.
The citation, read by the Hohoe District Pastor of the Church, Rev. E. K. Torbani, said though the Vice President is a Muslim; he agreed to worship with the Church for the first time on the Church’s 125th Anniversary celebration.
“This proves that you are really a father for all not only to Muslims. For your fatherly love, you never minded the deplorable nature of our Eastern Corridor road to delegate any other personality but to honour our invitation as promised,” it said.
“Your role in every programme of the country is admirable and worthy of praise. The E. P. Church, Ghana, Rev. Seegar Memorial Congregation, congratulates you and says Kudos. Ayekoo.”
The Anniversary was on the theme: “Walking in the Light Brings Salvation.”
Rev. Torbani commended Vice President Bawumia for gracing the ceremony despite his busy schedule.
“Vice President Bawumia’s humility and trans-religious tolerance has endeared him to the various religious groups.”
“As a devoted Muslim, Dr Bawumia has a perfect sense of the need for religious tolerance and has demonstrated true leadership and commitment at the same time,” Rev. Torbani noted.
Vice President Bawumia, in his acceptance address, pledged 500 bags of cement for the construction of a community religious radio station for the Church.
He also presented GHc10,000.00 as his contribution towards the growth of the church.
Vice President Bawumia was accompanied by Mr Maxwell Blagodzi, the Deputy Volta Regional Minister, and other government officials to the Church.