The Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commended the Methodist Church Ghana for its invaluable contribution towards the development of education in the country.
Speaking as the guest of honour at the 25th anniversary of the Obuasi Diocese of the church, the Vice President said the Methodist Church is one of the main churches in the country that has contributed fairly towards the promotion of education, agriculture, health and employment as well as propagation of the gospel.
“I must acknowledge that the Methodist Church’s contribution to national and socio-economic transformation is enormous” he stated.
Dr. Bawumia said as a religious institution the church has nurtured and transformed many distinguished personalities across the country pointing out that almost every aspect of our national life has been touched by the Methodist Church.
He called for tolerance as the bedrock of democracy among the entire citizenry of Ghana so that together “we live in peace”.
The Presiding Bishop of the Church, The Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo said the Obuasi Diocese has stood tall as one of the main pillars of the church in the region and commended the church for the singular effort.
He used the platform to also commend Nananom in Adansi for wholeheartedly accepting the church in the various communities.
The Obuasi Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Baffour Asamoah Agyei said from a humble beginning with 11 circuits the diocese can now boast of 22 circuits with 46 active ministers.
Mr. Juctice Amoh of Justmoh Construction Company who chaired the function promised enormous support towards the Freeman Prayer Center Project at Kusah near Fomena.
The highlight of the day’s programme was the presentation of awards to some individuals who have supported the diocese in various capacities.
From Frederick Danso Abeam, Obuasi