Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawamia has called for the channeling of resources towards the development of the vulnerable in society since the call to leadership is one of service.
Dr. Mahamadu Bawamia was speaking at the induction service of the new Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana in Cape Coast on Sunday, a ceremony which coincided with his birthday.
He said, “When we are elected to serve, we are elected to serve the people who do not have a voice. We are elected to serve the poor, the vulnerable. That is really what it is about. That you come and do your bit and then step aside and others will come and continue. This is how I understand service. I never thought I will be in politics but I see it also as something that God has asked me to do and I’m very grateful to God for that opportunity to serve”.
Dr. Bawumia extoled the Methodist church’s contribution to the development of the country, especially in education. He explained that for the country to continuously move forward it is necessary for Ghanaians to be each other’s keeper and as such called for the support of Ghanaians for the current government.
“I believe that if this country continues to live in unity and continue to care about each other, to be each other’s keeper, this country will go very far. I believe that if we use the resources of this country to benefit the people of the county, this country will go far”.
The Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Dr. Paul Boafo indicated the church in its partnership with government will continue to collaborate to the benefit of Ghanaians.
ABA AIKINS/ATL FM NEWS