Last Updated on April 23, 2023 by Admin
The Chief Executive for the Obuasi Municipal Assembly Honourable Elijah Adansi-Bonah on Saturday, 22nd April, 2023 joined Muslims in the Municipality to celebrate this year’s Eid- ul- Fitr at the Cricket park in Obuasi.
Eid-ul-Fitr – the Islamic festival celebrated during the first three days of Shawwāl, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar, to mark the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting – is being observed throughout the country with prayers and other Islamic observances.
He admonished Muslims especially the youth to be measured in their celebrations stating that the police was poised to deal with anybody who perpetuates crime or violence during the celebrations.
He expressed Government’s support for Muslims who desire to make the Holy pilgrimage to Mecca.
He said Government was aware of the complaints by section of Muslims about the cost of making the Holy journey.
” The Vice President His Excellency Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia is a listening Veep hence will take measures to address your grievances”.
He added his voice to the need for various religious groups in the country to continue to coexist peacefully. He said peacefully coexistence was the panaca to the country’s development.
The Adansi Zongo chief Alhaji Jibrin Ibrahim has, in his Eid-ul-Fitr message to the people of Obuasi urged them to live and coexist peacefully.
He said it was only when the various religious groups live peacefully that Obuasi can develop to the status residents are craving for.
” Obuasi and Ghana as a whole is well acclaimed for its peaceful coexistence and tolerance. I urge residents of Obuasi to guard jealously the peace that we are all enjoying and not do anything to jeopardize it”.
He hinted that he has formed a committee made up of political heads, clergy and Muslim leaders to deal with the ongoing communal violence rearing it’s ugly head in Obuasi. He intimated that the committee has been tasked to make sure that it stems the tide of violence among youth groups in Obuasi.
“The Municipal Chief Imam, Alhaji Yusif Iddris in his address emphasized on the need for the political parties to elect leaders who are committed to sustaining the existing peace in the country. ” I urge the political parties to look out for leaders who will unite the country when they are electing their leaders”.
Story by: ISD-OMA