The acting Ameer and Missionary in Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission of Ghana, Alhaji Maulvi Mohammed Yusuf Yawson, has urged political parties to use the outcome of the election petition before the Supreme Court to enrich the nation’s democratic governance and not to destroy it.
He explained that it was gratifying the political parties in the election dispute were giving assurances that they would abide by the outcome of the Supreme Court case to move the country forward.
Maulvi Yawson gave the advice at the opening of the 81st annual national convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission held at Gomoa Pomadze in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.
Speaking on the theme ‘’Love of one country is part of Faith.’’ the acting Ameer said there should not be a clash between loyalty to one’s country and loyalty to one’s religion as the two moved side by side.
The convention attracted more than 30,000 members of the mission from the 10 regions of the country with some of the delegates drawn from some West African countries as well as Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The acting Ameer renewed the mission’s commitment to partner with the state in development in the areas of education, health and agriculture as well as advocate against ills that militate against the social and moral advancement of the society.
On the issue of same sex marriage, the acting Ameer said the country ought to gather the needed courage to resolve not to cave in to what he called “blackmail” saying ‘’we all belong to one religion or the other and no religion condones and encourages this pervasive act’’.
He said the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission had repeatedly criticised the abominable culture of homosexuality that was creeping into the country, adding that the legalisation of this shameful and highly objectionable practice in the name of human rights was worrisome.
The Minister of State at the Presidency, Dr Mustapha Ahmed, charged Ghanaian youth to take advantage of the Youth Enterprise Fund set up by the government to explore more avenues to enable them to become responsible adults in the society.
He said the government’s commitment to create the fund was to enable young unemployed graduates to take advantage of the offer to create jobs for themselves instead of roaming in the streets with its attendant dangers.
Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, Chairman of the National Peace Council of which Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission is a member urged Ghanaians to be prepared to accept the outcome of the Supreme Court judgement on the election petition.
Prof. Asante stated that the nation had a reason in choosing democratic governance and the rule of law, noting that the nation ought to forge ahead in peace and civility no matter the differences that existed between people.
Story: Abdul Aziz