The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has received an honorary award from the Boys Brigade Ghana for his leadership work.
On Saturday, October 15, 2022, the Boys Brigade celebrated its 70th anniversary in Accra and praised Dr. Bawumia for his “leadership, devotion, and committed service, which have earned you this most esteemed office in Ghana.”
The Boys Brigade, which is a forum for grooming boys to uphold good behavior, expressed pride in the Vice President for reflecting their philosophy all these years while he was a member during his formative years at Sakasaka Primary School in Tamale.
Dr. Bawumia gave the keynote presentation and thanked everyone for the honor, while also fondly remembering his time in the Boys Brigade in elementary school.
He praised the Boys Brigade Ghana and its founders for the contributions they have made and are still making.
“I have been informed that, currently, the Boys’ Brigade has over 700 Companies and over 38,000 Boys. Together with the Girls’ Brigade, you are over 100,000 in seven Christian denominations of the Country, namely: the Methodist Church, Ghana, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the Anglican Church of Ghana, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Ghana, Evangelical Presby Church, Jesus Generation Ministries and the Perez International Church with plans of getting to the other Christian groups and schools,” Dr. Bawumia noted.
“At this point I will like to pay glowing tribute to the officers and boys of the 1st Accra Company for their efforts at grooming boys to become Christian men for Church and Society. I am reliably informed that, a number of persons have passed through the Company to be notable men of church and Society.”
The Boys Brigade was also asked by the vice president to uphold its beliefs in order to continue developing numerous future leaders.
According to Dr. Bawumia, the idea of nurturing and equipping is crucial to the existence of every household, group, organization, and country as a whole.
“Since they are the heirs of these things, it is our joint responsibility to nurture and educate the future generation to be in a position to inherit the things we will leave behind.”
In August 1952, the Boys Brigade Ghana’s first Company was established.