There has been no government, since independence, that has paid as much attention to the development of Ghana’s zongo communities as the government of Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.
Dr Bawumia said this on Saturday night (15 February 2020) when he joined the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu, Sheik Tijani Cissey, Sheik Wadudu Harun Cissey and the Muslim faithful to celebrate the 52nd Annual celebration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) at the Aboabo School Park, Kumasi.
Dr Bawumia enumerated the policies and interventions that the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has implemented for the zongo communities in Ghana, including the establishment of the zongo development fund.
Dr Bawumia further noted that it was important to ensure that the peace with which God has gifted Ghana, is maintained through this election year.
Violence, he said, has no place in Ghana’s body politic, and urged all Ghanaians, especially the youth of the zongos, to resist any attempt to induce them to take part in any violence or anti-social behaviour.
Present at the celebration was the flag bearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama.