Regional News of Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Source: GNA

Help improve image of Moslem religion

Wenchi (B/A) Oct. 24, GNA - Madam Ibrahim Bintu Farizana, Wenchi District Chief Executive, has called on the Moslem youth to do away with negative practices that would cast a slur on the image of the religion. Addressing a large number of Moslems at Wenchi celebrating the Eid Ul Fitr festival, she stressed that 30 day fasting period "should bring a great change in you and to live above reproach".

Madam Farizana appealed to Imams and Moslem chiefs to continue to pray for the government, the nation and all those in state leadership so Allah would shower His blessings for love, unity, peace and understanding to reign amongst all Ghanaians.

She expressed her heartfelt seasonal greetings to all Moslems and advised them, especially the youth to steer away from unproductive practices.

In a related development, Nana Kwadwo Abrefa Nketia VII, Omanhene of Wenchi Traditional Area, has advised Moslems to live in harmony and to avoid acts that could ignite confusion amongst them.

Nana Abrefa Nketia gave the advice when members of Wenchi Sarikyi Zongo Community as part of the celebration of the Eid Ul Fitr called on him to wish him well, peace and success during his reign. He stressed the need for all residents of Wenchi to come together as one people to be able to initiate development programmes that would bring changes into their living standards.

The Omanhene said his doors were open to all and the people should not hesitate to call on him with advice, suggestions or support so he would serve them to their expectations.

Nana Abrefa Nketia presented 100,000 cedis to the Moslems, who prayed for love, unity, peace and development among all communities in the traditional area.

Among those present were Alhaji Mumuni Bawa, Zongo Imam, Alhaji Mumuni Musa, Zongo Chief and Alhaji Razak, Zongo Youth Chairman.