Veep joins Christian community to usher in New Year

 The Vice Presi­dent, Alhaji Ma­hamudu Bawumia on Saturday joined the congregants of the Church of Pentecost at the Dr Thomas Wyatt Assembly in Accra for the 31st Watch-Night Service to usher in the New Year.

He was accompanied by his wife, Samira Bawumia, the Director of the National Lottery Authority, Sammi Awuku, other members of New Patriotic Party (NPP), friends and well-wishers.

When given the opportunity to speak, Dr Bawumia said: “I am very optimistic about Ghana’s future and my prayer is that 2023 should see us continue on the path of economic emancipation and accelerated development.

“We have been working while at the same time trusting in God, because you do not just trust in God and sit and fold your arms and go to sleep; you have to work.

“So we have been working while at the same time trusting in God for his unfailing love and, thankfully, we are beginning to see the power of our Lord manifesting in the improvements in our eco­nomic outlook,” he said.

The Vice President noted that 2022 was a period characterised by economic uncertainty and challeng­es that had caused even stronger nations to crawl.

“We deploy all efforts humanly possible to enable us to stay afloat, but those who forget God and face the battle on their own cannot succeed,” he explained.

He therefore called on the peo­ple to put their trust in God and be hopeful in times of uncertainty.

Quoting from the scriptures to support his message, Dr Bawumia stressed the need to leverage spiri­tual authority and relationship with God to bring development and happiness to society.

He said the Church, indi­vidually and in partnership with government, must be seen as an instrument not just of spiritual and moral purity but also social and economic transformation.

For his part, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the chairman of the Church of Pentecost said there were better days ahead, for which people must be well positioned in readiness for success and the bless­ings of God.

The chairman, who spoke on the topic ‘Repositioning Yourself for Maximum Impact in Your World’, said citizens must position themselves on the side of God in order to enjoy His blessings in their lives.

He added that if Ghanaians repositioned themselves, grew as children of God, leading lives devoid of superstition and other vices, having a change of heart and working very hard, God would always be with them.

Apostle Nyamekye described 2023 as a good year and urged the Church to make sure it was always on God’s side.


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