The Sarikyi of Saltpond Zongo Mamah Nomabo V, has urged Zongo youth not to allow politicians to use them to disturb the prevailing peace no matter the outcome of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the 2012 Election Petition.
Mamah Nomabo known in private life as Alhaji Ahmed Ben Mahmood, Assistance Chief Pharmacist Technician at Ankafo Mental Hospital, made the call at a forum organised at Saltpond to mark the end of Ramadan fasting.
The Sarikyi urged the youth to erase the violence associated with the people of Zongo by investing their energies in something, which would benefit the nation rather than destroyed it.
He said Ghana belonged to all and therefore it behooved on citizens to work towards its development.
He urged residents in Zongo communities to accept the Supreme Court’s verdict and desist from actions which could mar the peace.
“You must not allow people to associate Zongo communities with negative behaviour”. He cautioned them to desist from things which could put the country in a bad light.
The Sarikyi appealed to television stations in the country to show video clips of wars for Ghanaians to see the evil associated with wars to make them refrain from things which could lead to violence.
He commended Mr Aquinas Tawiah-Quansah, the Member Parliament and Mr Henry Kweku Hayfron, the MCE, for the good work they had been doing to improve living condition of the people.
He appealed to them to tar the road leading Kuranchiekrom to Zongo.
Mr Quansah and Mr Hayfron pledged to rehabilitate the Central Mosque at the Zongo and also construct two additional classrooms for the Islamic JHS in the area to ease congestion.
In a related development, the DCE for Ekumfi, Mr Abraham Abeku Crentsil joined the Moslems at Ekotsi to end the Ramadan fasting.
Maulvi Hasiz Mubashir Shails, a Muslim lecturer at Ahamaddiyya Training College at Akumfi Ekrawfo, who led the prayers, urged Muslims to extend helping hand to the needy during Ramadan.
“There is no blessing in fasting fully whilst your next door neighbour is hungry and has nothing to eat”.
The DCE and the MP made peace their central theme and urged Muslims to accept the Supreme Court’s verdict on the 2012 Election Petition.
Earlier in the day the MP and DCE presented some bags of rice and cooking oil on behalf of the government to the Muslim communities in the district.