The deputy Bono Regional Minister Siaka Steven has charged Muslims to prioritize education especially now that senior high school has been made free for all.
Speaking at the Eid Mubarak celebration at the Sunyani Jubilee park on June 5 2019, Mr Siaka who is the Member of Parliament for Jaman North said government is committed to ensuring accessible and quality education hence the introduction of free SHS.
According to him, the NNP and president Nana Akufo Addo is geared towards fulfilling every promise prior to the 2016 general elections.
The legislator who represented the regional minister commended all Muslims for good character exhibited during their fast and urged them not to do otherwise after the fast.
The deputy minister presented some items including 20 bags of rice and cow and however pledged his government’s continues support for the Muslim community in Ghana. He was accompanied by the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive Justina Owusu Banahene, Sunyani West DCE Martin Obeng, Bono NPP chairman Kwame Baffoe, presiding member for SMA Ansu Kumi and other party execs.
Meanwhile, the deputy regional chief Imam Alhaji Baba Seidu who spoke on behalf of the chief Imam explained that the month is a holy one and all must observe it as such to help them receive the blessings of Allah. He urged the youth to desist from any ungodly act and pursue righteousness.
Alhaji Baba Gausu, Zongo caucus coordinator who spoke on behalf of former president and flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress John D. Mahama commended all Muslims for the commitment and dedication during their fast and promised to continue every good work he started when voted to power in 2020.
The celebration also saw Nana Takyi Abiam Dwantoahene of Sunyani Traditional Council who represented Sunyani Manhene Nana Bosoma Asonkrawiri, Brong Ahafo regiinal peace council among other dignitaries.
Bono NPP Chairman Promise
Meanwhile, the Bono regional chairman for the ruling New Patriotic Party Kwame Baffoe has promised to give 200 bags of cement for the building of Islamic High School in Sunyani.
During the celebration of Eid Mubarak at the Sunyani jubilee park in the Bono region, the leaders of the Islamic community revealed that they are championing a course to have an Islamic senior high school to help instill the values of Islam in them.
According to them, its unfortunate that most senior high schools prevent Muslim students from wearing hijab and even observing their five times prayer which they believe the story would have been different if they had theirs.
In making that vision a reality, Muslims were urged to contribute any amount towards achieving that course.
Speaking at the program, the Bono NPP chair lauded the idea and pledged to give them 200 bags of cement for the project and however called on all to support a course he described as worthy.