The Moroccan Ambassador to Ghana, her Excellency Imane Ouaadil, has donated 26 copies of the Holy Quran in English Language and 4 boxes of reading materials, school items and stationery to the Abofu Islamic School and Mosque in Accra at a colorful ceremony.
The special ceremony also saw the crowning of the Moroccan ambassador as a development Queen mother of Abofu by Nii Armah III, Paramount Chief of Abofu.
Addressing dignitaries and participants at the exhilarating ceremony, Her Excellency, Ambassador Imane Ouaadil, urged parents and stakeholders to give young people everything they need to pursue their education from the primary to the tertiary level.
She stressed that awareness of the numerous interconnected dangers threatening children in Africa should be increased.
“These are perils which can undermine their potential and put their future in jeopardy if we do not provide them with education, cultural guidance and rehabilitation.
“Our Muslim youth should be introduced to the true image of the pristine Islamic faith as well as on its open minded values, which are based on moderation, tolerance and coexistence. The aim is to make sure those values help our countries promote security, stability and development in Africa," she stated.
She continued, “The Moroccan Embassy in Accra is delighted to join in your effort to promote these good values by providing the Islamic school and mosque at Abofu with 26 copies of the Holy Quran in English Language and 4 boxes of school items and stationery. Our cooperation has just began and we are keen on seeing it expand and develop further."
According to Ambassador Imane Ouaadil, Islam attaches so much importance to the acquisition of knowledge.
“We fondly recall here on this day, celebration of the holy “Mawlid A Nabawi Acharif” that our prophet Mohammed, took a keen interest in promoting education among the Muslims. He has declared in a Hadith that the path of Knowledge and wisdom must be the path leading to paradise”, he stated.
In her view, the future hinges on children and the latter embody our continents hope for a better tomorrow
The visit by the Moroccan ambassador to Abofu was a reciprocal gesture from an earlier visit by the chief and Elders of Abofu to the Moroccan embassy on a courtesy call.
Present at the ceremony were Nii Armah III, Chief of Abofu, Nana Afia Asantewa , Development Queen mother, Nii Ohie Akakpa Ohe,I development Chief at Kotoku Papasi near Adjen-Kotoku in the Greater Accra region, Mrs Gladys Abbey, Acting Queen Mother of Abofu, Mr Quashie Ndivis, Elder of Abofu and member of the Traditional Authority.
In a statement, the Chief of Abofu, Nii Armah III, commended the Moroccan ambassador for taking time out of her busy schedules to pay a visit to the community.
He stated that the Ansua Redeem Islamic School was established on the 12 of January 2018 after a concept developed by the community led by one Refigure Asamoah was put in motion. The school which started with 60 students now counts of about 200 students.
He promised that the items donated by the ambassador would be put to good use and requested that more assistance be given to promote development in the area.