Bawumia donates GH₵100,000 to Gospel Legend Yaw Sarpong for his medical bills

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Ghana’s Vice President and the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), made an unexpected visit to the legendary gospel musician Yaw Sarpong, who has been battling health issues for some time.

This visit occurred during Dr. Bawumia’s campaign tour in the Ashanti Region.

Accompanied by Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as Chairman Wontumi, and renowned gospel musician Nicholas Omane Acheampong, Dr. Bawumia took time off his busy schedule to show solidarity and support to the ailing artist.

Chairman Wontumi revealed that it was Nicholas Omane Acheampong who first informed him of Yaw Sarpong’s illness, prompting him to relay the information to the Vice President upon his arrival in Kumasi.

During the visit, Dr. Bawumia presented a cash donation of GH₵100,000 to aid in Yaw Sarpong’s recovery. The gospel legend, clearly moved by the gesture, expressed his heartfelt gratitude by personally greeting the Vice President.

Prophet J.Y. Adu, a well-known figure in Kumasi and Yaw Sarpong’s current host, also extended his thanks and well-wishes to Dr. Bawumia.

Yaw Sarpong is presently recuperating at the residence of Prophet J.Y. Adu, where he continues to receive care and support. The Vice President’s visit has been widely lauded as a compassionate and timely act, highlighting the deep respect and admiration for Yaw Sarpong’s contributions to Ghanaian gospel music.


Yaw Sarpong is a renowned Ghanaian gospel musician, celebrated for his deep and soulful music that has touched many hearts over the decades. Born in 1958 in Pakyi No. 2, a village near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Yaw Sarpong’s career spans over four decades, during which he has released numerous albums and hit songs. Some of his most notable works include “Wo haw Ne Sen,” “Awurade Kasa,” and “Oko Yi,” which have become staples in Ghanaian gospel music. His music is characterized by a unique blend of traditional Ghanaian rhythms and contemporary gospel sounds, often featuring rich harmonies and emotive lyrics.

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