Politics of Friday, 17 August 2012

Source: GNA

Zongo communities urge political parties to include them in their manifestos

The Northerners and Zongos Concerned Youth Association of Ghana (NAZYAG), on Friday urged the Government and all political parties to include policies and developmental initiatives on ways to improve the lives of Muslim communities in their manifestos.

A statement issued by Mr. Osumanu Guarantee, Public Relations Officer of NAZYAG in Accra said, “Gradually the zongo youths are shunning away from electoral violence and pledging to continue seeking higher education and skills. We deem it insulting if any politician attempts to use our youth for any negative vices that would disrupt and cause mayhem before, during and after election 2012”.

The Association pleaded with employers not to sideline Muslims and reject qualified and competent Muslim youths because of their religious belief.

It called on Muslims to respect and tolerate each other to ensure peace in all the zongo communities and the nation.

The Association is a Muslim civil society organisation established in 2001 with members in all the 240 zongo communities in Ghana.