President Mahama: Peace in Ghana gains enviable global recognition
Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama
President John Dramani Mahama has said the peace enjoyed in Ghana has an enviable global recognition.
The President made the statement while speaking at the Aboabo post office, in the Asokore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti region as part of the Mawlid celebration.
He said in a time where terrorism is on the rise, there is peaceful co-existence among the religious groups in the country.
President Mahama further applauded the Muslim community and the other religious groups for ensuring that peace prevails in the country adding that “Ghana has an enviable global recognition [and it] is a place where peaceful coexistence thrives between Muslims, Christians and people of other religion.”
“This case of harmony has helped us keep the peace and forged ahead with the needed development for our people and we must maintain it… This year, the call is even more important especially following the surge in global terrorist activities.”
Mawlid is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which is celebrated often on the 12th day of Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.
The 12th Day of Rabi’ al-awwall is the most popular date from a list of many dates that are reported as the birth date.
President Mahama said that there was the need for Muslim youth to guard their hearts against false teachings and indoctrination.
“Islam is and remains a religion of peace, unfortunately however, some misguided elements have desecrate its beautiful image in other to promote their wicked terrorist agenda. It is important that we in Ghana guard against complacency and ensure that no one sows the seeds of discord or rebellion among our youth through questionable teachings and indoctrination.”
The event was attended by the National chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, Collins Dauda, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Member of Parliament for Asewase, Muntaka Mubarak, Ashanti Regional Minister Alexander John ackon and the New Patriotic Party’s Presidential running mate Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia.