Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur underscored Government’s commitment to supporting activities of Muslims in the country.
The Vice President cited the organization of Hajj for the past four years, which according to him was smooth and peaceful.
He stressed: “that with diligence and proper organisation, the number of Muslims travelling on pilgrimage from Ghana had increased.’’
Vice President Amissah-Arthur was addressing Muslims of the Ahlul-Sunnah Wal Jamah at the celebration of Edul Adhar, at the Afua Sutherland children’s Park in Accra on Friday.
He said government has recognized the relationship between Muslims and Christians in the country, and called for its sustenance, to facilitate development, adding, “Let us demonstrate more to the world that we are peaceful.”
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said the Ahlul-Sunnah Wal Jamah was noted for its ability to resolve conflicts in the country through Islamic principles, and called on Ghanaians to emulate the religious group.
He called on Muslims to abide by the practices of Prophet Muhammed, who was peaceful.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur called on Ghanaians to ensure peace and unity before during and after the elections.
Sheik Ibrahim Umar Imam, National Chief Imam of the Ahlul-Sunnah Wal Jamah, gave the assurance that Muslims would pay ceaselessly for peace and unity in the country.
He also asked Ghanaians to strive for justice and said “there can be no peace without justice”.
Sheik Imam said the National Democratic Congress government has recognised the contribution of Muslims, including the Ahlul-Sunnah Wal Jamah , to national development.
Sheik Muniru Abdulai Toufiq, Greater Accra Regional Imam of Ahlul-Sunnah Wal Jamah, said Allah has blessed Ghana with peace, and asked Ghanaians to continue to promote peace and unity.
He pledged that Muslims would remain peace ambassadors in the country and advocate peaceful elections.