Regional News Sat, 3 Jun 2006

Upper West Ahmadis hold annual conference

Wa, June 3, GNA - Maulvi Abdul-Wahab Adam, Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, on Friday called on adherents of religion to stop paying lip-service to God who rewards goodness and punishes evil and impunity. He observed that acts of impunity and immorality arose from man's failure to see beyond his immediate personal advantage instead of what would bring permanent gain to society and himself. Maulvi Adam was addressing the Upper West Regional Conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission at Wa on the theme: "Moral Values- Key to National Development".

He said that, while each person was endowed with the faculty to distinguish between right and wrong as well as truth and falsehood, it was the courage to choose what was right and stick to truth, even in the face of apparent disadvantage to oneself, that made a moral person. He stated that morality was a pillar on which nations that aspired to greatness were built, and therefore, religion had the responsibility to create the awareness that each person had to die a little to make a difference to himself and society.


Maulvi Adam appealed to Ghanaians to be united in their support and prayers for the National Soccer Team to lift up their spirits and enhance the image of the nation. Mr. Ambrose Dery, Upper West Regional Minister, acknowledged the contribution of the Ahmadiyya Mission to education, health and agricultural development of the country, saying that was a demonstration of the kind of partnership that was required between religion and political governance. He lauded Maulvi Adam in particular for his incisive contributions to national issues and willingness to participate in critical national assignments. Mr. Dery called on religious and opinion leaders and elders in the Wa Municipality to join in the crusade to get more people in the area to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme. He noted that enrolment into the scheme

in the Municipality still leaved much to be desired and said the benefits to be derived in joining the scheme were immense considering the poverty level of the people. On youth employment programme, he urged the youth to embrace the aspect of agriculture that would be embodied in the programme. 03 June 06

Source: GNA