General News of Thursday, 3 January 2019
The Founder of the Eastwood Anaba Ministries and Head Pastor of the Fountain Gate Chapel, Rev. Eastwood Anaba has heaped plaudits on Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, describing him as a prudent man who is patient and has a sense of purpose.
Rev. Eastwood Anaba made these remarks about the vice-president during a church service to mark the end of the year 2018 at a special Watch night Service at the Church’s Desert Pastures Branch at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region on 31st December 2018.
In a fully filled and spiritually charged auditorium, Rev. Anaba narrated his first encounter with Dr Bawumia extolling his humility as something that all must be jealous of.
“When I met him his demeanour and humility were awesome. I am a holder of Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy but when I saw the humility of the doctor (Ph. D) I felt like I should be humbler. Because the humility of the doctor was just fascinating, Rev. Eastwood observed.
“Some few years ago I was travelling and I met the humble man, Dr Bawumia at the airport. We got to the plane together talked for a while and we arrived and we all scattered. And over the years I saw him with his personal work rate. But of course, definitely with the benefit of the DNA of his father, the legendary Bawumia, he had acceleration instead of inertia”, Rev Anaba narrated.
“I was thinking about him and I said: ‘How can I describe this man; and one scripture came to mind – First Samuel 16:18 came to mind, … which reads: ‘Behold I have seen the son of (Bawumia), that is astute in playing, and a mighty valiant man, a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person and the Lord (is with) him.”
He continued: “When I read this scripture, it is like I have taken a piece of fabric and sown a nice garment and fitted it on our vice-president from the crown of his head to his feet. I said this is the description that ably describes the man.”
Rev Anaba further said: “First of all, we have in the vice-president of Ghana a prudent man; no question about that. A patient man. Anybody who can stay in opposition and remain faithful in opposition until he gains position is a patient man. And if you look at the way his training and mere passion for life drives him, you would know he is also a purposeful man”.
“I bring to you a man who is prudent, patient, purposeful and a man who, in 2019, would be prosperous”, the Man of God concluded.
Vice-President Bawumia was at the Fountain Gate Chapel for the 31st night Church service to worship God, reflect on the year 2018, and usher the nation, Ghana into the new year 2019. During the service, special prayers were said for the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government and the entire nation.
Dr Bawumia used the occasion to thank the Christian community and all faiths in Ghana and charged the people of Ghana to love thy neighbour as thyself. He also spoke about religious and ethnic tolerance, as well as the need to ensure peace among the citizenry.