Ya-Naa Abubakari Mahama II, the Overlord of Dagbon, has complimented Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president, for his “competence, diligence, and humility,” calling him a man “destined for glory.”
Speaking on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi, the Ya- Naa emphasized the numerous interventions Dr. Bawumia has facilitated across a wide range of national life since he was appointed Vice President of the Republic, which have improved the lives of people not only in northern Ghana but also the country as a whole.
“Mr Vice President, your achievements cannot be mentioned without outlining your zealous contribution to couple the efforts of the President to resolve the protracted Dagbon crisis. Today, we have peace in Dagbon as we expected and we owe it an obligation to appreciate your efforts in realising this feat. Dagbon is grateful to you, Alhaji Dr. Bawumia.
“We are proud of you for your amazing humility, which is something that should be imitated.
You are still following the guidance your elders provided you.
Once more, you have demonstrated excellent performance since assuming the second-most important political position in Ghana. Your sacrifice and diligence have yielded great results for mother Ghana.
This demonstrates your skill and how dedicated you are because you have impressively carried out and continue carrying out your obligations with great tolerance even while your adversaries pursue you.
Ya-Naa Abubakari Mahama made the following allusion to Dr. Bawumia’s persistent advocacy of religious understanding and tolerance:
“Your quest to harmonize the religious diversity of our country is also commendable. As a Muslim, you hold on to your faith at all times while you find it no harm to be amongst Christians and this speaks loudly about nothing but, the necessity of peace and tolerance amongst ourselves even when we disagree with each other.”
The Overlord of Dagbon again commended Vice President Bawumia for his and the NPP government under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s determination to bridge the development gap between the north and the south through various interventions, including the setting up of a special purpose vehicle for the development of the north.
“Through your efforts, our region has seen the construction of its first interchange. This is a promise you made and as expected of you, you have delivered. Under you as a Vice President, you have also supported the President to make our region and all the four other regions in our part of the country beneficiaries of the national cake through social interventions.
“Today, we can boast of countless infrastructure from roads, markets, factories, hospitals, schools, water and sanitation projects among others. All these were achieved through the Northern Development Authority which you were instrumental in its formulation.”