Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has credited Ghana’s continued peace to the religious leaders of the country and has commended them for the active role they play in ensuring Ghana remains a beacon of peace on the African continent.
At an address to moslems on Saturday at the 2021 National Maulid, which is a celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W, Dr. Bawumia reiterated that Ghana is recognised all over the world as a peace and religious tolerant country and it is all as a result of the relationship of understanding and respect that exist between the leaders of the two major religions in the country.
“The increasing rate of religious tolerance in the country, leading to the peace we continue to enjoy, has been the collective efforts of all, including, Muslim and Christian leaders.
“When the National Chief Imam paid a surprise visit to a church a few years ago and the BBC reported it, the renowned global broadcaster was not only telling the world the uniqueness of Sheikh Sharubutu, the remarkable story, was also about the beauty of our country; how religious tolerance reigns in Ghana, and how peaceful our country is. This happened at a time there had been religious upheavals around the world.
“I acknowledge and appreciate overtures many Christian leaders continue to extend to the National Chief Imam and other Islamic clerics across the country,” Dr. Bawumia stated.
The Vice-President called on all Ghanaians to ensure that Ghana continues to be a beacon of peace in the continent as he believes sustained peace can only be reached through the collective effort of all parties.