Vice President calls for religious co-operation

Kwesi Amissah-Arthur - Vice President
Kwesi Amissah-Arthur – Vice President

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur on Friday said Government would promote cultural and religious cooperation in additional to bilateral ties with other nations.

He welcomed the contribution of religious bodies to the development of education in the nation’s human resource drive, and expressed appreciation to the Islamic Faith in Ghana for its role in education.

“We need to bring more Muslims into the administration of this country,” the Vice President said, as he received a Turkish delegation, to the Flagstaff House, Kanda in Accra the seat of Government.

The delegation is in the country to launch the National Mosque Project being constructed with support of 10 million Euros from the Turkish Government, at Kanda, in Accra.

The delegation is led by Professor Hassan Kamel Yilmaz, Turkey’s Deputy President of Religious Affairs, as well as the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.

The Vice President said the Government is committed to create harmonious relations among religious groups.

He said Turkey had established 42 registered projects, which was facilitated Ghana Investment Promotion Council.

The land for the project was donated by Government to the Muslim community in 1995, in replacement of the mosque demolished for the construction of the Rawlings’ Park, in Accra.

Source: GNA

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