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Nine-member Assin South Muslim Council inaugurated

By
Afedzi Abdullah, GNA

Assin-Darmang (C/R),
June 16, GNA – Mr Derick Owusu Ambrose, Assin South District Chief Executive,
on Thursday inaugurated a nine-member Muslim Council for the District.

The Council which is
tasked with the responsibility of ensuring co-ordination, development and
welfare of the Muslim community in the

District has
representatives from the three main Muslim sects in the area-the Ahmadiyya,
Ahlusunna and Tijaniyya.

It has Sheikh Mustapha
Adam Suleyman, the District Chief Imam of the Ahlusunna as its Chairman with Mr
Issah Adam Cann, District President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission as
Secretary.

 The members are Mallam Nuhu Ahmed, Assin South
Chief Imam of the Tijaniyya, Saani Ibrahim, Ibrahim Nkansa, Imam Nuhu Adam,
Harrison Ibrahim, Seidu Zakari and Alhassan Agyei Alock.

Inaugurating the
Council, Mr Ambrose tasked them to bring their experience to bare by making
meaningful an input on matters concerning the development of the area.

He expressed the hope
that the council would facilitate the promotion of the welfare of Muslims.

The Member of
Parliament (MP) for the Constituency, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, lauded the
level of co-operation, unity and tolerance between Muslims and Christians in
the District.

He commended the
Muslims for the initiative and urged them to support the Government to bring
development to the people to reduce the high level of poverty through the Zongo
Development Fund (ZDF).

Sheikh Suleyman,
expressed gratitude to the District Assembly and the MP for the important roles
they played in the constitution of the Council.

He advised the council
members to exercise their duties diligently and live exemplary lives.

“Do not see this
position as a means to amass wealth for yourselves,” he said.

The Assembly together
with the MP donated bags of rice, milk, oil and other foodstuff to the Muslims.

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