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“Don’t Be Used By Irresponsible Politicians For Violence In 2020” – President Akufo-Addo To Muslim Youths.

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has admonished Muslim youths across the country to be wary of irresponsible politicians who may want to use them to perpetrate acts of violence in the run-up to the 2020 elections.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Tijanniya Muslim Council of Ghana, on Sunday, 15th December, 2019, at Trade Fair Centre, President Akufo-Addo urged Muslim youths to take the guidance of their Shaykhs seriously, and also take advantage of the possibilities available under his government’s programmes to develop their talents, and become responsible citizens.

“Muslim youth cannot continue to be the ones who are used for violent purposes. I want to make this appeal to you: in 2020, do not allow yourselves to be used by irresponsible politicians to engage in acts of destabilisation and violence”, he added.

Expressing his appreciation to Sheikh Khalifa Abul faidi Ahmed Maikano, leader of the Tijanniya Muslim faith, for the invitation, President Akufo-Addo applauded the decision taken to establish the Tijanniya Muslim Council to guide and supervise the activities of the adherents of the Tijanniya Muslim faith.

Citing the implementation of policies such as the free Senior High School Policy and the establishment and operation of the Zongo Development Fund, the President explained that all efforts at development will come to naught if Ghanaians do not live in harmony with people of other faiths.

“A considerable part of the peace and stability Ghana enjoys is due to the long-standing relationship of peaceful co-existence, founded on religious tolerance, between Christians and Muslims in our country. We must do everything to ensure that this situation continues. It is one of the most positive, and most acclaimed, hallmarks of our nation. And, I want to commend members of the Tijanniya faith for their great contribution to this development,” he added.

According to President Akufo-Addo, it is a sad commentary on the religion of peace that, today, Islam is credited with being responsible for all the acts of radicalism, extremism, violence and destabilisation taking place around the world by ISIL, Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram.

“While we may meet in places like this, and say that what they profess is not true Islam, the reality is that we have allowed the extremists to hijack the religion of peace; we have allowed them to pervert its values; we have allowed them to define it,” he said.

He, thus, urged all peace-loving Muslims speak up, adding that “let our youth shun violence. Let our youth seek the path of knowledge, for it is the path of illumination. Let us concern ourselves with building a better future for ourselves here on earth, and the goodies of the hereafter will follow.”

Whilst wishing the Tijaniyya Muslim Council the best in its efforts at developing the Muslim Ummah in Ghana, he assured that his Government “is a willing partner with you in that endeavour.”

President Akufo-Addo reiterated that “the Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development will work with you to ensure that you get all the support to make the school project a reality.”

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4 guys arrested for stealing church instruments

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MyJoyOnline reports that Akyem Ofoase Police in the Eastern Region has arrested four young men suspected in the stealing of church instruments.

The suspects Kofi Adu 30-year-old driver, Stephen Frimpong 27-year-old farmer, Anane Blabo 25-year-old illegal miner operator and Bismarck Adu 25-year-old unemployed.

According to the police, the four suspects broke into The Assemblies of Church and Open Bible Church, both in Akyem Ofoase and stole the churches’ keyboard instruments and amplifiers.

Akyemansa District Police Commander, DSP Ransford Nsiah told Adom News that after the convicts carried out their operations, they took the stolen goods to Akyem Oda, where they were caught by some residents for trying to sell the products.

He further added that they will be arraigned before the court on Friday, January 15 where their fate will be decided.

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Two Sakawa Boys Fight Kasoa Women For Killing Snake That Crawled Out Of Their Car Which Tried To Vomit Money | Video

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Big snake found in sakawa boys’ car at Kasoa toll booth, killed after trying to vomit money

The issue of money ritual is becoming unbecoming in recent times. And those who resort to quick ways of making money have normalized it and made it look very colorful but it comes with lots of harsh consequences.

People working around Kasoa toll booth were running helter-skelter because a big snake was found coming out of a young man’s private car who was stuck in the traffic at Kasoa toll booth.

Nobody knows how and the snake got into the car and what it was doing in it. According to reports from Accra 100.5 FM, eyewitnesses who were present during this alarming incident said, the only thing they saw was a very long big snake coming out the man’s car.

This led macho and courageous men to rush to the scene, upon their arrival, the snake was acting as if it was about vomiting chunk of money, so they killed it.

According to some eyewitnesses, that particular type of snake is specially for spiritual purposes, specifically money rituals.

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Ashanti Region: Over 100 Shops On Fire At Aboabo Station, Kumasi (Photos)

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Several shops on fire at Aboabo station in the Ashanti region and Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) are doing everything they can to fight the fire that has gutted the commercial buildings

The fire started in the early hours of Sunday, January 10, 2021, when most of the shops in the building were closed.

Citi News’ Ashanti Regional correspondent, Hafiz Tijani reports that at least five fire tenders have been dispatched to the scene from different fire stations within the Kumasi metropolis.

The shops, most of which resell consumer goods have been consumed in flames that are fast spreading and “proving hectic for fire officers to contain.”

Some eyewitnesses told Citi News that they suspect that the fire started when a welder was brought in by a store owner to work on his shop.

About 100 shops are believed to have been affected. 

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