||The Hon. Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs calls on Muslim and Christian leadership||
The Ministry for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng has called on Christians and Muslim leaders to put in place succession plans as leadership put in place succession plan as leadership moves from generation to generation.
He was of the view that most of the disputes in the chieftaincy areas are as a result of unnamed successor which creates the problem of who should be the next leader or chief. It is based on this, that the Minister said the Christian and Muslim Leaders need to pick a queue and plan well as a peaceful nation creates opportunities for development.
Hon Asamoah Boateng was speaking at the 2nd Annual National Dialogue of the Catholic -Muslim Leaders Dialogue Conference on Thursday, 11th May, 2023 in Accra.
He expressed his excitement on the steps that Muslims and Christians have taken not just to co-exist but also overcome the barriers of religious prejudice adding that this promotes peace and national development.
The National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu touching on the theme, ‘Overcoming the Barriers of Religious Prejudices for Sustainable Peace and Development in Ghana- Successes and Challenges’, he indicated that Allah (God) has called all people from diverse places to come together to support each other to develop.
He noted that Allah has stated in the Holy Quran that Muslims should be kind not just to those who follow their religion but also to those who do not follow any religion or other religions and have not fought you because of your religion. Dr Sharubutu was happy that the second dialogue between Muslims and Christians was taking place, noting that this was will not only promote peace but also open-up the country for development.
Source: Public Affairs and Communications Unit, MCRA