President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday paid a visit to the family of the founder and General Overseer of the United Denominations Originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches (UD-OLGC), Bishop Dag Heward-Mills.

The President commiserated with the bereaved family for the loss of their eldest son, Dr David Heward-Mills.

Akufo-Addo consoles family of Bishop Dag Heward-Mills over death of his son

President Akufo-Addo also signed a book of condolence opened for Dr David Heward-Mills.

Akufo-Addo consoles family of Bishop Dag Heward-Mills over death of his son

In his message, the President expressed sympathy for his family. Again, he prayed for strength and comfort for the bereaved family in such trying times.

“I came to express the sympathies and condolences of my family and I on this tragic loss. I wish the Bishop and his family the strength, comfort and love of the almighty in this difficult time. May God console and bless the family,” he wrote.

Akufo-Addo consoles family of Bishop Dag Heward-Mills over death of his son

The 31-year-old is reported to have died after battling a short illness. David Heward-Mills lived in the United States of America.

Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has expressed grief over the death while preaching to his congregation on Sunday.

In a sermon titled, ‘The grave is not the end’, the renowned evangelist, while opening up about the death of his son, noted that the event has created a “funny environment.”

Akufo-Addo consoles family of Bishop Dag Heward-Mills over death of his son

“My son David just passed away. It spoils everything. You ask me, am I sad? If you had a son who died, will you be sad? You should ask yourself that question.

“It [death] spoils everything. It brings a funny environment, and it makes nonsense of everything. We always try to wish it further and further away, but that is how it is.”

Akufo-Addo consoles family of Bishop Dag Heward-Mills over death of his son

Meanwhile, the family says funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course.

The Lighthouse Chapel has requested the public to respect the privacy of the bereaved family during this challenging period.