||Ghanaians welcome Proposed Policy on Religion||

The Chief Director of MCRA participating in the group discussion during the Greater Accra Regional Consultation workshop

An Expert in the Study of Religions, from the Department for the Study of Religions at the University of Ghana, Dr Harry Agbanu, has commended Ghanaians for welcoming the proposed National Policy on Religion and sharing ideas to enable government to provide a framework for religious tolerance and cohesion.

According to him, the cue picked from all sixteen regions showed that Ghanaians were ready for a self- regulatory policy as participants at the workshop identified issues, proposed solutions, and strategies, as well as implementation arrangements that would ensure the issues raised have been addressed.

Speaking at the final Regional Stakeholders Consultation Workshop, on the proposed National Policy on Religion on Monday, 27th November 2023 in Accra, Dr. Agbanu indicated that issues on religion were very critical, and deemed sacred by many, the main reason why the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs with partnership from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is seeking inputs from all stakeholders for a self- regulatory policy on religion.

He expressed the hope that once the policy process is done and the policy is formulated, the needed collaboration and cooperation will be achieved on the religious front to promote peaceful coexistence.

Source: Public Affairs and Communication Unit, MCRA