General News Wed, 31 Jan 2007

Chief Imam congratulates Ghanaians on Golden Jubilee

Accra, Jan. 31, GNA - The National Chief Imam Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu on Wednesday congratulated Ghanaians for the Golden Jubilee of the country, saying though there might have been ups and downs, the country deserved the celebration.

In a statement issued by Alhaji Awaisu Bio, Public Relations Officer of the Office of National Chief Imam, Sheikh Sharabutu also congratulated past and present leaders who had contributed to the development of the nation because it was through their efforts that the nation has come this far.

The Chief Imam, however, called on all past and present leaders and political parties irrespective of their differences to unite for the development of the country.

He also commended all religious bodies and urged them to continue to work for unity and tolerance.

The Chief Imam commended individuals and organizations that are working tirelessly to make the jubilee celebration a success, especially the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, which is working around the clock to ensure good sanitation in the city, and expressed the hope that this would continue after the jubilee.

"As a spiritual leader, (the Chief Imam) wishes to say that cleanliness is paramount to the service of God; so let us keep the good attitude of ensuring a clean nation," the statement said.

Source: GNA