Very Reverend Benjamin Akwesi Ansong of the Ebenezer Methodist Congregation in Breman has praised Dr Mahamadu Bawumia for his understanding of religious tolerance.
The Veep and his wife, Samira, were guests of the church Friday night as they held their annual 31st December watch night service.
Dr and Mrs Bawumia attended the service after receiving an invitation from the Church based in the Ashanti Region.
Reacting to their presence, Very Reverend Akwesi Ansong expressed his gratitude to them for honouring his invitation.
He went on to praise the Veep for his peculiar understanding of Ghana’s religious diversity.
“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.”
He added: “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.”
Addressing the congregation, Dr Bawumia called for everyone to display the same religious tolerance to help keep the peace which Ghana is so known for.
“We are one people and this is what will sustain the peace we enjoy as a country,” Dr Bawumia said.