The Muslim Association of the Judicial Service of Ghana (JUSAG), has called for the production of more Muslims in the judicial service.
The Association revealed that out of the over 7, 000 lawyers and judges across the country, only 126 are Muslims.
This, the group attributed to the ancient notion by majority of Muslims that lawyers will go to hell when they die.
The President of the Association, Lawyer Hudu Habib mentioned the lack of interest by Muslims to study law, the view by some Muslims that lawyers are liars and the general resistance against secular education by past forefathers as some of the reasons majority of Muslims do not want to study law.
He made this known at the maiden edition of series of lectures organized by the Muslim Association of the Judicial Service of Ghana over the weekend.
Mr. Habib said a visit by the Association to some prisons in Ghana showed that most Muslim inmates are there because they could not afford the services of lawyers.
He added that some of them are in prison because of malicious prosecutions by some judges.
He said it is against this backdrop that the Association was conceptualized with the objective of providing a platform to members to contribute their quota to the benefit of the Muslim Ummah.
Mr. Habib said some cases of Muslims inmates needs immediate attention because some of them were wrongly accused and their cases need revisiting.
In his address, the Presidential Coordinator of the Zongo and Inner Cities Development, Ben Abdallah Banda, advocated for the establishment of more Islamic educational institutions than mosques.
This he said will go a long way to help the Muslim youth make informed choices concerning their future.
Speaking on the theme; ‘Islam and legal education, an important tool for crime combat in the Zongo and Muslims communities of Ghana’, the Chief of the Zongo Community in Tamale, Sheik Abdul Mumin said legal education is a major tool for development.
He therefore encouraged the youth in Zongo communities to consider studying law.
He argued that this will accelerate the production of Muslims in the judicial service.
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