On the occasion of the Eid-ul-Adha celebration, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia announced that the Saudi King, Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, had promised to fund the construction of a medical university in northern Ghana.
The Saudi King would also provide financing to build 42 senior high schools in Ghana.
Additionally, 40 pupils, including 20 males and 20 females from Zongo and needy societies, will be educated as medical physicians in Cuba following a training agreement agreed between the Cuban government and the government of Ghana.
Vice President Bawumia, who announced this on Sunday, at the national Eid-uL-Adha celebration at Black Star Square in Accra, urged all Muslims, particularly Muslim girls, to take the study of science-based lessons seriously to profit from the program.
Eid-ul-Adha is an opportunity to remember the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim in obedience to Allah’s will and accepted the sacrifice of his son, Ishmael, and the title “father of monotheistic faith” was given to him.
Therefore, Vice President Bawumia urged all Muslims to learn from the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim and stay loyal to the cause of national growth.
He emphasized the need for Muslims to coexist peacefully with both Muslims and non-Muslims in order for the government to have a peaceful environment to continue implementing its commendable programs and policies to improve the life’s of Ghanaians.
He urged them to be vigilant in their respective communities and to report to the security agencies any suspicious characters or agent provocateurs so as not to disturb the peace and tranquility that prevails in the country.
He said the administration of President Akufo-Addo was committed to the growth of the Zongo Communities, hence the establishment of the Ministry of Inner City and Zongo Development and Zongo Development Fund, to promote the development of Zongos and inner cities in order to guarantee a fair allocation of national resources.
He praised Sheik Dr. Osman Nuhu Shaributu, the National Chief Imam, for his exemplary leadership that promoted nationwide religious tolerance, making Ghana a worldwide envy.
Alhaji Alhassan Sulley, chairman of the Eid Planning Committee, who read an address on behalf of Chief Imam, encouraged Muslims to fully submit to Allah’s will by sacrificing themselves to his call as Prophet Ibrahim did.
He, therefore, encouraged all Muslim religious leaders to direct their congregants to uphold Quran’s holy teachings to facilitate peace and harmony in the nation.
He recommended all Muslims and Ghanaians to pray for God’s guidance as the country is headed for next year’s national election, to make a healthy decision and pick a leader that would facilitate people’s well-being to engender national growth.
The National Chief Imam prayed for the nation’s peace and the knowledge and guidance of Allah for President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Bawumia, and the government as a whole.
The Vice President Bawumia donated a camel, which was slaughtered to symbolically mark the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha, which is a sacrificial festival.