At the launch of the 175th-anniversary celebrations of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana (EPCG) in Accra on Sunday, July 31, the vice president of the republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, expressed his excitement about how Ghanaians live peacefully and that each and everyone is equally accepted irrespective of race.
The Veep speaking on the podium made it known that even though he is known as a Christian, he was once a member of the Methodist Boys Brigade because of his Christian mum, but he was equally accepted into the group.
In his own words, he said:
We live in a society where a mother and some children could be Christians, and a father and some children could be Muslims. As a young boy at Sakasaka primary school in Tamale, I was born to a Methodist mother (then Susana Mariama) and a Muslim father.
“Growing up, I was an active member of the Methodist Boys’ Brigade until my mum changed to Islam. I suspect I am the only Muslim member of the Boys’ Brigade. Till date, out of my seventeen siblings, nine are Christians and eight are Muslims. That is the beauty of religious acceptance in Ghana. “