- There seems to be no end in sight for the impasse between the Muslim community and Christians over the decision by authorities of the Wesley Girls School to prevent Muslim students from fasting
- Muntaka Mubarak has clapped back at the groups for displaying hatred against Muslims
- The MP for Asawaase believes the stance taken by the school with the support of the Methodist Church is equal to discrimination
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The Wesley Girls High School has been in the news over the past few weeks over the school's refusal to let the Muslim students partake in the 30 days Ramadan fast.
There have been several back and forth regarding the school's reason why they do not want the students to fast.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no end in sight for the impasse between the Muslim community and Christians over the decision by authorities of Wesley Girls to prevent their Muslim students from fasting.
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) issued a statement supporting the decision by the school and the Methodist Church.
In reaction to the comments by CCG and GCBC, a member of the Muslim caucus in Parliament, Muntaka Mubarak, has clapped back at the groups for displaying hatred against Muslims.
According to Muntaka who doubles as the MP for Asawaase, he believes the stance taken by the school with the support of the Methodist Church is equal to discrimination which is against the laws of the country.
“It is disappointing that the Christian Council and the Conference of Catholic Bishops will support bigotry and hatred. This is pure hatred, and we believe that our country has passed this stage. We will not tolerate this," Muntaka is reported to have said in a Ghanaweb report.
In other news, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has started investigations into the alleged corruption in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme under the Free Senior High School Policy.
In all, 53 schools have been identified by the Ashanti Regional GES directorate as culpable of the said allegations leveled against them.
District directors of education have also been asked to release headmasters, headmistresses, assistant heads, domestic bursars, accountants, and storekeepers who would be invited for the investigations.
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