Overcome extreme partisanship for the common good – Bawumia

Vice President Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has donated cash of GH¢50,000.00 to the Zakat/Sadakah Trust Fund, set up to support the education of poor and underprivileged Muslims, with a call to everybody to overcome extreme partisanship.

They should accept to pursue the common good when it came to matters involving the growth and development of the nation.

He made the donation at the “Eight Night of Power” ceremony organised by the Muslim Caucus of Parliament, in Accra, as part of the Ramadan activities.

The Fund is meant to complement efforts at lifting people in the Zongo communities from poverty.

The event was attended by Members of the Council of State, the elders and council of Zongo chiefs, imams, the clergy and the diplomatic community.

They feasted and mingled for Allah’s abundant blessings. It was held on the theme “Exhort one another in truth, and exhort one another in patience”.

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, and the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, gave GH¢5,000.00 each to the Fund with K. T. Hammond, Member of Parliament (MP) for Adansi Askowa, and the Islamic University College, donating GH¢2,000.00 and GH¢3,000.00.     

Vice President Dr. Bawumia encouraged Muslims both home and abroad to contribute to it to help economically empower the needy.

The ‘Holy Month of Ramadan’, he said was a period of sacrifice and denial of material wealth for the attainment of higher level of spiritual growth.

It was a month of charity when “Allah listen their prayers”.

The Vice President noted that the “Almighty Allah” had blessed the nation with abundance of grace and mercies – thriving democracy, the rule of law, good governance and tolerance for one another in spite of the cultural, political and religious diversity.

He, therefore, called for continued religious and political tolerance and to forge ahead in unity.

Prof Oquaye applauded the harmony and strong cooperation between Muslims and their Christian counterparts in Parliament.

Religion was a matter of preference and faith – there should therefore be any reason for anybody to use violence to force another person to join their religion.

The Speaker added that “our country continues to remain a beacon of hope for Africa and in many ways the entire world and we must protect the values established by the Almighty God, which is also well embedded in our traditional society so that those values cannot be destroyed by other cultural development in other parts of the world”.

Ben Abdallah Banda, Chairman of the Caucus, urged Muslims to continue to remain unwavering in their faith and to seek spiritual strength and growth through fasting.

Source: GNA

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