Ejura: Chief Imaam Calls for Peace and Unity as a Tool for National Development

The Chief Imaam of Ejura in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, His Eminence Alhaji Sheikh Mustapha Abubakar at the closing ceremony of their annual Quran Exigency (TAFSEER) yesterday, used the occasion to call on Ghanaians to foster peace and unity. This, he believes, will accelerate the socio-political and economic development of our country Ghana. He asked “Without Peace and Unity, how can there be Development “He called for prayers for the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo and all our leaders who are spearheading development for Ghana.

The Quran Exigency (TAFSEER) is the interpretation and commentary of the of the Noble Quran usually done in the holy month of Ramadan. The TAFSEER which is presided over by Sheikh Ustaz Ishaque Annasiriya, seeks to intensify and educate the Muslim Community about the Tenets of Islam and how they can use the Quran to live peacefully with one another.

Present at the occasion were Chiefs from the various tribes and headed by the Ejura Zango Chief, Alhaji Mohammed Suraj, who also sensitized the public about unity for development in the ZONGO communities. In addition, he admonished the youth especially to work hard and uplift the image of ZONGO. Other dignitaries present included, The Member Of Parliament, Hon.Muhammad Bawa Braimah, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon.Mohammed Salisu Bamba, the National Health Insurance Director, the Municipal Health Director and The Medical Superintendent of the Ejura Government Hospital, Dr. Mensah Manye.

Speaking on behalf of the Health Director, Dr. Mensah Manye called for early detection and prevention of diseases rather than wait to cure it. He also advised the general public on the importance of the use of Mosquito Nets to prevent malaria which is most prevalent among OPD cases and also the amin cause of deaths among children. The menace of riding of motorbikes recklessly by young people and its resultant effects of causing deaths among energetic youth has been highlighted on. Against this backdrop, Dr. Mensah admonished the youth to be careful anytime they are riding motorbike for their families and the nation at large needs them.

Ayamga Bawa Fatawu is a community development practitioner, a Freelancer, Rural Reporter/blogger . He is also a Youth Activist and an environmental advocate. Being the administrator of www. Ghstories.com, Consumed by passion to serve the vulnerable and less privilege in society he gives voice to voiceless and also craves for attention from duty bearers to the plights of the most deprived areas in the country. He also has experienced in child protection having worked with an International Non-Governmental Organization . You can contact him via Phone Number :+233(0)-243154092/203810156 Email :sbloga@yahoo.com

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