Zongo for Mahama (ZFM), a pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) group, has urged President John Dramani Mahama to address some of the developmental challenges confronting Zongo communities.
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Thursday, Alhaji Amin Mohammed Lamptey, Communication Director of ZFM appealed to President Mahama to initiate social intervention programmes that would help promote development in the various zongo communities.
He said some old men and women in the zongo communities were wallowing in poverty and appealed to the President to extend the LEAP programme to cover all of them.
“Muslim youth need direction, help and motivation to go into the classroom and our business men and women also need support to expand their business, and we call on President Mahama to come to our aid”, he said.
Alhaji Amin Lamptyey expressed worry at the situation where some Muslim students were forced to participate in Christian worship in the Senior High Schools and appealed to all heads of schools to have respect for every religion.
He described ZFM as one of the most vibrant and effective pro-Mahama groups that worked tirelessly day and night, across the length and breadth of the country to ensure the one touch victory for President Mahama in the December 7 general election.
He said the group was not going to end its activities with the end of the elections, adding that it was going to restructure all its branches in the ten regions and the 275 constituencies in the country.
He indicated that the group would serve as the main advocacy and important link between government and Zongo communities for effective and efficient delivery of developmental projects to the people.
Mr Assibit Philip Akpeena, Executive Chairman of Discovery Group of Companies, launched the website of ZFM and urged them to help develop the site. The website address is www.zongoformahama.org.