Akufo-Addo tells Muslims not to go back to "business as usual" after Ramadan

Akufo-Addo tells Muslims not to go back to "business as usual" after Ramadan

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished Muslims against going back to "business as usual" after going through the holy month of Ramadan.

The message from the president, Nana Akufo-Addo to Muslims at the celebration of 2019's Eid-ul Fitr is not to "go back to business as usual".

According to a Myjoyonline.com report, while the president was full of commendation for Muslims for the spiritual exercise during Ramadan, he warned that in the wake of terror alerts in Ghana,there was a need to report suspicious characters in Muslim neighbourhoods.

“I believe our nation needs all the virtues that Islam requires us to cultivate during the month of Ramadan. These include good neighbourliness, sacrifice and discipline," Nana Akufo-Addo told a gathering of Muslims in Accra on June 5, 2019.

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He continued that, “Each one of us is an integral part of our nation and for most parts, we are defined by how well our nation does. You must, therefore, be prepared to uphold these virtues to help ensure that our nation makes the desired progress which will then allow us as citizens, to realise our hopes and aspirations…”

Nana Akufo-Addo also gave assurance that government will continue to pursue policies that will lead to the delivering of prosperity for the Ghanaian people.

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Meanwhile, gender activists in Ghana and at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference in Canada have expressed displeasure at president Akufo-Addo’s submission on women's empowerment in Ghana.

Akufo-Addo opined during his submission that women in Ghana are not pushing enough for greater inclusion in the country’s politics.

This point made by the president made room for a little heated exchange between the head of state and women's advocate, Dr. Alaa Murabit.

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