Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA
Takoradi, Sept. 12,
GNA – Muslims in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis on Monday defied the early
morning showers to celebrate EID-UL ADHA, the festival of sacrifice, with a
call Muslims to live in peace and tolerate the views of others.
Mr Alfred Ekow Gyan,
the Deputy Western Regional Minister, who joined the EID-UL ADHA celebration at
the Takoradi Jubilee Park, urged Muslims to avoid any act of violence that
could result in social conflict and war.
He said: “We are one
nation, with one mission, one vision and one destiny, therefore, let the spirit
of love unite us and serve as a beacon of peace for our dear nation”.
Mr Gyan entreated
the Muslim Community to continue partnering the country in infrastructural
development so as to facilitate development, adding “Commit your resources
towards the construction of schools, health facilities and the promotion of the
general welfare of our people”.
Imam Mohammed Awal,
the Chief Imam of Takoradi Central Mosque, reiterated the call for
violence-free, fair and transparent polls on December 7, and urged all
stakeholders in the election to conduct their campaigns devoid of insults and
He prayed for the
leadership of the nation and asked for Allah’s blessings and protection for the
Okyere-Darko-Mensah, the Member of Parliament for Takoradi, commended Muslims
for their contribution to national development over the years and wished them
success on their festive occasion.
He presented a cash
donation of GH¢1,400 to the Muslim Community towards the celebration and 200
pieces of cement blocks for the fencing of the Takoradi Muslim cemetery.
The MP announced
that his outfit would soon cut the sod for the construction of a Senior High
School for the Muslim Community in Takoradi comprising classroom blocks and
teachers offices to enhance education among Muslim students.