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Bawumia: President wants to see Ghanaians live in peace

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Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has described Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a man of peace and tolerance who wants to see Ghanaians living peacefully together.

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has described Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a man of peace and tolerance who wants to see Ghanaians living peacefully together.

 

According to the Dr Bawumia, President Nana Akufo-Addo does not want to see any group left out but wants to have a Ghana where everybody is included in the country’s development.

It is to this end, Dr Bawumia  added, that President Nana Akufo-Addo had put together a Zongo Development Fund, first in the nation’s history, and had subsequently appointed a Minister for Zongo and Inner City Affairs.

The Vice President said this Wednesday at the Presidency during the first ever public iftar, which is the breaking of the Ramadan fast.

Welcoming the guests on behalf of the President Nana Akufo-Addo and the government, Dr Bawumia said he hoped that such religious meeting would continue to reach common principles to achieve reforms for the nation as a whole.

 “One of the cardinal tenets of Islam has to do with the devotion of the self to a month of abstinence. The month of Ramadan, which we are yet to conclude, is a month when Muslims around the world are constantly reminded of values that are crucial to leadership driven by public morality and targeted at effective governance,” he said.

The Vice President mentioned some of the values as tolerance, patience, fairness, forgiveness, charity, sacrifice and truthfulness, and added that Ramadan is a period of contemplation, reflection, compassion and reconciliation for the benefit of self and society, both materially and spiritually.

“The observance of Ramadan should be a means to bring strength and the earnest will to live in peace together with fellow humans. It is a month when we extend our hands to all of humanity in genuine brotherhood. This quest for perfect peace was an inherent attribute of the great Founders of various faiths, who practiced fasting and self-denial as the path to spiritual enlightenment and the promotion of Peace, Love, Mercy, Justice and Forgiveness,” Dr Bawumia said and stressed that any leader should imbibe these basic tenets which Islam and other religions promote as the bedrocks of ethical living in society.

The Vice President thanked Allah and the Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, describing him as “the embodiment of our religion in Ghana today, and may Allah continue to give him long life and blessings.”