The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Nana Kwadwo Kwakye, has advised Muslims against forcing their young girls into early marriages.
He said early marriage denied the young girls access to education and acquisition of skills and was detrimental to their personal and national development.
The Deputy Regional Minister was addressing a conference in Techiman under the theme, "Islam and peaceful co-existence" and attended by more than 5000 delegates from the nine circuits of the Ahmadiyya Mission in the region.
Nana Kwakye urged young Muslim women to take advantage of government policies as the capitation grant and national health insurance scheme.
He commended the Ahmadiyya Mission for establishing schools, clinics and other health centres in the country but threw a challenge to them to help fight moral decadence among the citizenry.
The Deputy Regional Minister appealed to religious bodies to continue to wage war on indiscipline and armed robbery.
Maulvi A. Wahab Adam, Ameer and Missionary In-Charge of the Ahmadiyya Mission in Ghana, asked Ahmadis to always seek for the truth to help accelerate national development.
"Peace constitutes an important element in societal life", he said and urged Muslims to avoid acts that could derail the peace in their communities.
Nana Opoku Abankwa, Krontihene of Techiman Traditional Area, commended the Mission for its contributions to the development of the country and appealed to members not to rest on their achievements but to continue to work towards improving the quality of life of the citizenry.