Vice- President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia joined the Accra Diocese of the Anglican Church for the ordination and consecration service of Very Reverend Dr. Kotei Neequaye as the new Suffragan Bishop for the Church.

Addressing the congregation, Dr. Bawumia lauded the Anglican Church for its enormous contributions toward the growth of Ghana over a century.

“The role of the Anglican Church in the development of Ghana cannot be underestimated. For more than a century, the Anglican Church has contributed significantly to improving the quality of education, alleviating poverty and shepherding leaders in our great nation Ghana,” he stated.

Bawumia lauds Anglican Church for its enormous contributions towards Ghana's growth

“The church has been father of the fatherless, mother of the motherless, parent to the orphan, husband to the widow and wife to the widower. The Government of Ghana is grateful and I take this opportunity to commend the Church for its contribution to our dear nation, Ayekoo,” Dr. Bawumia emphasised.

The Very Reverend Dr Kotei Neequaye was elected as the Suffragan Bishop of Accra on 25th September, 2021 in line with the constitution of the Anglican Communion.

Bawumia lauds Anglican Church for its enormous contributions towards Ghana's growth

A Suffragan Bishop is a bishop in Anglican Communion who is a subordinate to a metropolitan bishop or diocesan bishop and so is not normally jurisdictional in the role.

The consecration was performed by the Most Reverend Dr Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith, Dean of the Church of the Province of West Africa and Bishop of Asante-Mampong and assisted by other bishops of the Province.

The Right Reverend Charles Mthetheleli May, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Highveld, South Africa, in a sermon, encouraged the new Suffragan Bishop to understand that God had called, anointed and empowered him to be a “Prisoner of Hope” to the diocese, the country and to the world.

Bawumia lauds Anglican Church for its enormous contributions towards Ghana's growth

He should, therefore, bind and heal the broken-hearted and bring restoration to humanity through the power of the Holy Spirit, he said.

Very Rev. Dr Neequaye was born on 25th March 1959 to Albert Amon Neequaye and Mrs Christiana Amarquaye.