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Muslim group moves to ease tension ahead of polls

Koforidua, July 22, GNA – The Tijjania Moslem Movement, has called for its youth to refuse to be part of any evil agenda to threaten the peace and stability of the nation.

Koforidua, July 22, GNA – The Tijjania Moslem Movement, has called for its youth to refuse to be part of any evil agenda to threaten the peace and stability of the nation.

They should not allow politicians to hide behind them to create confusion as the political parties engaged in fierce struggle for power.

This was contained in a position paper of the Movement, presented at its seventh general meeting held in Koforidua and read by Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed Marzuq Azindoo, its’ Director of Communications.

“Unity and tolerance, essential ingredients of peaceful elections 2016” was the theme chosen for the event.

It encouraged its members to flag people out there to instigate violence to the security agencies to neutralize them.

Again, it asked that they worked closely with civil society organizations on voter education in the predominantly Muslim communities to aid everybody to conduct themselves well.

Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, said he had the Zongo community at heart and that he was determined to go to all lengths to bring progress to the people there.

He donated 100 bags of cement towards the construction of the Islamic Education Unit Office block.

Alhaji Zakaria Sampson Kwakwa, Eastern Regional Treasurer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), said the government had initiated policies targeted at developing the Zongo and the Muslim communities.

He said in response to the request by Muslim women to have Muslim girls trained as gynaecologists to supervise deliveries, 80 young females had been given scholarship to study medicine, some of them outside Ghana.

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