President Akufo-Addo admonishes Muslims to take advantage of Free SHS policy
| Updated Sep 01, 2017 at 3:21pm
President Akufo-Addo has made a strong case for Muslims to embrace the free Senior High School policy as a fulfillment of a prophetic admonishment and a priceless legacy for posterity.
Addressing Muslims at the Black Star Square in Accra to mark Eid-Ul-Adha, President Akufo-Addo said the policy will help eliminate poverty as a barrier to education.
He further called on Muslims to pay critical attention to the education of the girl child.
President Akufo-Addo said Eid-Ul-Adha reiterates the need for Muslims to put others and the country first in all endeavours.
He noted the significant contribution of some Muslims to the country's development such as Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
He encouraged Muslims to continue to be ambassadors of peace especially in these times of Islamic extremism.
President Akufo-Addo promised to ensure that Ghana continues to be a suitable place for people of religious persuasions to co-exist peacefully.
Meanwhile, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has entreated Muslims to use the occasion to show genuine sacrifice, love as well as show concern for one another.
They must also live in absolute peace with themselves and the larger society devoid of violence and any act of immorality.
The Vice President the advice in Kumasi where he joined hundreds of orthodox Muslims at the Kumasi Central Mosque at Asawase in their open air prayers to mark the Eid ul-Adha.