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Ghana hosts International Religious Symposium on Rights/Obligations of Minorities

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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says government through its policy initiatives seeks to bring every Ghanaian on board in the developmental process.

He intimated that an all inclusive approach will not only protect the rights of the minority in the society but also help deepen the peaceful co-existence among the diverse religious associations in the country especially between Christians and Muslims.

He made this known at the  International Religious Symposium which focused on the Rights and Obligations of Minorities in Accra.

The Symposium organised by the Islamic Center for Education and Development in collaboration with Muslim World League and the Government of Ghana seeks to re-echo the need for religious tolerance.

It is also aimed at highlighting the challenges that religious minorities experience, their rights and obligations.

Vice President Dr. Bawumia, said the government will protect the rights of all minority groups in Ghana and also ensure that the various developmental projects cover every single Ghanaian including religious minorities.

The Secretary General of the Muslim World League Mohammad Alissa, praised Ghana for creating a congenial atmosphere for minority groups.

Speaking through an interpreter, Mohammad Alissa, condemned the acts of religious extremism across the globe saying it is contrary to the teachings of any religious group. 

The Archbishop of Cape Coast Rev. Fr. Gabriel Palmer Buckle, said religion should not be the basis for division. He said Ghana has the responsibility to showcase unity.

This is the first time the Muslim World League is hosting such international event in Ghana, to project the religious coexistence between Christians and Muslims.

Report filed by Mercy Darko

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