Vice Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia on Friday joined the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu and hundreds of Muslims at the Abbosey Okai Central Mosque in Accra to thank God for "good health".
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia,returned from medical leave in the UK on Thursday, and resumed work Friday morning, indicating he is well.
Speaking at the Abbossey Kai mosque after the Islamic Congregational weekly prayers, the former Bank of Ghana, who now receive GHc20,529 each month, admitted "Good health is much better than riches."
“Honestly, you have heard that I fell sick. But by the grace of Allah I’m now well," he said.
As a result, I said we need to thank Allah for the mercies than me because he is the healer thus when Allah gives you good health you must thank him.
That was why I was here to pray with the congregation and thank him [Allah] accordingly for the mercies bestowed on me.”
" Ill-health can be a test from Allah and that was when you will know that good health is better than riches.”
The Vice president also expressed gratitude to his wife Samira Bawumia who was with him in the UK, saying "I don't want to forget to thank my lovely wife, Samira",
“I’m so grateful to Ghanaians from all walks of life, and religion for the prayers that they have done on my behalf when I took a medical leave. I’m so thankful and grateful for their prayers and I’m happy that I have come back Insha Allah [God willing] ready to continue work.”
“When you go around, you take your health for granted but it is when you don’t feel well that you would appreciate what God has actually given you,” he added.
Dr Bawumia spent 12 days in the UK after his doctors said he had taken ill and needed observation.
The cause of the illness remains unknown, sparking theories and conjecture among the Ghanaian public.