President Akufo-Addo and Vice Dr Mahumudu Bawumia responding to cheers
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has addressed the 85th Annual National convention (JALSA) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, with a call on Ghanaians to be loyal and patriotic in their daily activities.
“I want every individual citizen to be loyal towards the development of the country to make it great and strong. Patriotism means doing what is right to all manner of people in the society, and this is the only way we can collectively ensure the kind of progress we are all hoping for our dear Country. I have pledged to live up to the task ahead for the total development of the country,” he charged.
President Nana Addo lauded the Ahmaddiyya Muslim Mission for its contributions towards national development in the areas of education, health and other social amenities, which he said are aimed at improving the lives of the people.
“Religion should be used as a tool of enhancing peace, unity and co-existence to improve the living standard of people rather than using it to lord over them. People do all kinds of cruelty against humanity in the name of religion rather than promoting peaceful co-existence,” he stated.
Speaking on the theme for the convention – “Engendering Patriotism, The Role of Religion” – at Gomoa Pomadze in the Central Region on Thursday, the Ameer and Missionary in-charge of the Ahmaddiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, Alhaji Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih, commended Ghanaians for the peaceful manner they comported themselves before, during and after the December 7 elections.
He noted that barely a month ago when Ghanaians were called upon to exercise their franchise to choose their president and Members of Parliament, they could all imagine the tension, the anxiety, the anguish and the uncertainty that permeated the Ghanaian atmosphere.
He disclosed that undoubtedly the most prominent actor among the presidential candidates who helped to write extraordinary history of Ghana, Nana Addo, was elected the seventh President of the Republic of Ghana.
He was hopeful that with Nana Addo’s humanity, he would fulfill all his promises made to Ghanaians.
Alhaji Maulvi Bin Salih continued, “We assure Mr. President the unflinching loyalty and support of all Ahmadi Muslims in this country; and further pledge to work with him towards the achievement of the noble vision aimed at improving the socio-economic development of the country.”
From Sarah Afful, Cape Coast