Mr Alfred Ekow Gyan, the Deputy Western Regional Minister, who joined the EID-UL ADHA celebration at the Takoradi Jubilee Park, urged Muslims to avoid any act of violence that could result in social conflict and war.
He said: “We are one nation, with one mission, one vision and one destiny, therefore, let the spirit of love unite us and serve as a beacon of peace for our dear nation”.
Mr Gyan entreated the Muslim Community to continue partnering the country in infrastructural development so as to facilitate development, adding “Commit your resources towards the construction of schools, health facilities and the promotion of the general welfare of our people”.
Imam Mohammed Awal, the Chief Imam of Takoradi Central Mosque, reiterated the call for violence-free, fair and transparent polls on December 7, and urged all stakeholders in the election to conduct their campaigns devoid of insults and acrimony.
He prayed for the leadership of the nation and asked for Allah’s blessings and protection for the entire citizenry.
Mr Kwodwo Okyere-Darko-Mensah, the Member of Parliament for Takoradi, commended Muslims for their contribution to national development over the years and wished them success on their festive occasion.
He presented a cash donation of GH¢ 1, 400 to the Muslim Community towards the celebration and 200 pieces of cement blocks for the fencing of the Takoradi Muslim cemetery.
The MP announced that his outfit would soon cut the sod for the construction of a Senior High School for the Muslim Community in Takoradi comprising classroom blocks and teachers offices to enhance education among Muslim students.
Source: GNA/News Ghana