The Vice President of the republic of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on Friday, 11th September 2020 paid a courtesy call on his Lordship, Most Rev. Alfred Agyenta, the bishop of the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese, as he was on a campaign tour in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
His tour coincided with a disaster situation of floods which hit the region, forcing him to suspend his campaign and to rather visit the victims of the floods and other stakeholders of disaster management in order to contain the situation.
He was accompanied by other government officials including the Upper East Regional Minister, Ms. Abayage Tangoba Paulina and other party dignitaries.
The bishop, accompanied by his Vicar General, Very Rev. Fr. Lawrence Azure, the Diocesan Financial Administrator, Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Tabase and other diocesan personnel thanked the Vice President for making time to call on him and his timely presence in the region.
He further thanked government for the measures put in place to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the collaboration that exists between government and the church thus far.
However, the bishop expressed dissatisfaction in the lack of compliance to the Covid-19 protocols and called on government to find other ways by which compliance to the protocols can be enforced.
The Vice President, in response, asserted that government is committed to the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 Pandemic and as such is equally worried about the way and manner people flaunt the protocols.
Hence government will find ways to ensure compliance to the protocols. He also acknowledged the role of the Catholic Church in nation building and peace.
He then made a generous donation of 30,000 Ghana cedis to the bishop in aid of the construction of a new cathedral.
Source: Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocese /fb