The policies, programmes and works of the ruling NPP Government under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has evidently shown that the Party cares about the Zongo communities, a senior member of the Zongo Community, has said.
According to Alhaji Idrissa Alla Kabo, Zongo Chief of Sampa in the Jaman North District of the Bono Region, the NPP Government in its short period in office had proven to be more dedicated in meeting the development aspirations of Zongo dwellers and Muslims than previous governments.
Therefore, the Party was becoming more attractive to members of the Zongo communities.
Alhaji Kabo made the remarks when the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia interacted with the Zongo community in Sampa as part of his nationwide Ramadan tour on Monday.
“At first we thought it was the NDC that had the Muslim Community and Zongos at heart, but what the NPP government have done shows that it is the NPP that really cares about Muslims,” Alhaji Kabo stated.
“In the past, Islamic education was not recognised. We also thought anyone who goes for secular education will stop being a Muslim. But today, we see that the NPP loves Islam and Muslims.
"We saw it under former Vice President Aliu Mahama, and today, we seeing it under Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia. We can see that the NPP really cares about Muslims, by their deeds,” he emphasised.
He urged government to continue supporting both secular and Islamic education, indicating that it would help build the human resource base of the country.
“Now that we have all seen that the NPP accepts and loves Muslims, I will ask that government helps Muslims to acquire the best and highest possible knowledge so that we can also contribute to Ghana’s development and who knows, one day we may have a Muslim President," he added.
Vice President Bawumia urged the Muslims in Sampa to continue praying for the government and people of Ghana, particularly President Nana Akufo-Addo, as he worked with members of his team to take the country to the next level of her development.
The Vice President’s trip to Sampa formed part of his visit to the Bono Region, which also included visits to, and prayers with Muslims in Sampa, Menji and Banda Ahenkro.
Vice President Bawumia’s nationwide Ramadan tour has already taken him to the Ahafo, Oti, Volta, Eastern, Central, Western, Western North, Ashanti and Upper East Regions.
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