Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has asked Ghanaians to emulate the remarkable collaboration exhibited by religious leaders in Ghana to ensure that Ghana continues to enjoy its peaceful coexistence among all.

Addressing the centenary birthday and lectures of the National Chief Imam in Accra, Vice President Bawumia said the peace and security been enjoyed by all should not be taken for granted as there is more that unites both Christians and Muslims.

While commending the Chief Imam for his exemplary leadership role, the Vice President urged the public to learn to tolerate one another.

Ten decades of life on this earth is no mean achievement hence the need to celebrated the National Chief Imam, Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu who many describe as the epitome of peace, unity and a father to many is in the right direction.

The colorful event brought together people from the political divide and the leadership of other religious bodies among others Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia who was full of praise for the National Chief Imam could not help but pray that Allah continues to grant him good health. He said all must eschew divisive acts that will cause tension among religions.

The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas praised the Chief Imam for his humility and simplicity in all things describing him as unifier, a nation builder and a peace maker.

Dr. Ibn Chambas intimated that the the Chief Imam’s constant message on discipline and education has helped deepened Ghana’s image as a beacon of peace in the Sub region.

The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Most Rev. Gabriel Charles Palmer Buckle in a remark said their is the need to project the brotherliness shared among the different sects of religion in the country especially when the Chief Imam visited the Christ the King Parish on Easter Sunday. He said Ghana needs such gestures to send a positive message to all

Dignitaries that graced the occasion include former President John Dramani Mahama. The year long centenary birthday celebration of the National Chief Imam will see Quranic recital contests, special prayers, blood donation exercises and fun games.

A Professorship Award would also be conferred on Sheikh Sharubutu, who is already a multiple award winner.


Story by Mercy Darko

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