The Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Naa Abubakari Mahama II, has extolled Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia for his relentless efforts at strengthening the relationship between the Muslim and Christian communities in the country.
Welcoming him to the Gbewaa Palace, yesterday, before the commencement of his working tour of the north, Ya-Naa Abubakari Mahama II observed that Dr Bawumia’s religious tolerance had promoted harmony in the country.
“Your quest to harmonize the religious diversity of our country is commendable. As a Muslim, you hold on to your faith at all times while you find it no harm to be amongst Christians, and this speaks loudly about nothing, but, the necessity of peace and tolerance amongst ourselves even when we disagree with each other,” the Ya-Naa added.
The Ya-Naa also commended the Vice-President for his competence, hard work, tolerance, humility and remarkable support to President Akufo-Addo in developing the north and the nation at large since assuming office.
“Since your occupation of the second most important political seat in Ghana, you have shown sterling performance with your sacrifice and hard work, which has achieved so much for mother Ghana. Through your efforts, our region has seen the construction of its first interchange. This is a promise you made and as expected of you, you have delivered,” the Overlord of Dagbon said.
The Ya-Naa added: “Under you as Vice-President, you have also supported the President to make our region and all other four regions in our part of the country benefit from the national cake, through social interventions. Today, we can boast of countless infrastructure from roads, markets, factories, hospitals, schools, water and sanitation projects among others. All these were achieved through the Northern Development Authority, which you were instrumental in its formulation”.
Bound for greatness
Ya-Naa Abubakari Mahama II also praised the “competence, diligence and humility” of the Vice President, describing him as a man “bound for greatness.”
He highlighted the many interventions facilitated by Dr Bawumia across a broad sphere of national life since he became the Vice-President of the Republic, which had resulted in the betterment of the lives of the people of not just northern Ghana, but the nation as a whole.
“Your exceptional humility is worth emulating, and makes us proud of you for that. You have not departed from the training your elders gave you. Again, since your occupation of the second most important political seat in Ghana, you have shown sterling performance with your sacrifice and hard work which has achieved so much for mother Ghana,” he stated.
The Overlord of Dagbon also commended the NPP government’s determination to bridge the development gap between the north and the south through various interventions, including the setting up of a special purpose vehicle for the development of the north.
“Today, we can boast of countless infrastructure from roads, markets, factories, hospitals, schools, water and sanitation projects among others. All these were achieved through the Northern Development Authority which you were instrumental in its formulation.”
Ya- Naa Abubakari Mahama II urged Dr Bawumia to remain focused on delivering for the people of Ghana, who are keenly observing his contribution to national development and will make their voices heard at the right time.
The Vice President expressed gratitude to the Ya- Naa for his kind words and encouragement. He assured the King and the people of Dagbon of Government’s continuous support and commitment to developing the north and the nation.