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02.03.2009 General News

Veep Declares War On Indiscipline

By Daily Guide

VICE President John Mahama has vowed to use his high office to battle acts of indiscipline in the country.  

He complained about general indiscipline among the populace, saying this deplorable situation was wrong signals about Ghana to the outside world. 

The Veep assured the nation of his combat-readiness to do everything possible within his power as the Second Gentleman to eradicate indiscipline from the country. 

Mr. Mahama made this promise at Kumasi in a speech read on his behalf by Spokesperson to the President, Mahama Ayariga during a grand durbar to highlight a three-day 12th National Da'wa of Ahlussunna Wal-Jama'a, a Muslim sect.  

The Vice President frowned also on dominance of poverty, illiteracy and hunger among some citizens in the country, promising to personally intervene to curb the anomaly.  

He was also not happy about how men deny women respect, protection and their human rights, adding that it was high time women in the country were accorded all their rights as enshrined in the statutory books.  

Mr. Mahama lamented the low standard of development in the Zongo communities, urging residents in such communities to strive harder to develop their vicinities.  

He praised Ghanaians for their invaluable contributions which made the recent polls peaceful, imploring them to sustain their good works to prolong the country's peace.

Still on the need for Ghanaians to embrace peace, the Vice President warned the citizenry to eschew acts that could cause conflict among them, reminding them that conflict has the tendency to stall the nation's quest to move into affluence.  

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), he noted, won the polls because the Almighty Allah who is the source of power and authority wished so; he thus called for prayers and support from the people to enable the current administration become successful.  

Held at the Jackson's Park in the Subin Constituency in the Kumasi Metropolis, the well-attended event was themed “Propagation and Moral Upbringing as Espoused in the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammed”. 

Earlier, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Isaac Osei described Islamic religion as a religion of peace, and charged Muslims in the country to take the lead in propagating peace among the citizenry.  

He admonished Ghanaians to put aside their religious, political and ethnic differences and live together as one people to take the country to the Promised Land sooner than anticipated.

Started in 2000, the Wa'da is objected to propagate Allah's message and teachings of the Prophet Mohammed and as well raise funds to strengthen the regional administration offices of the Ahlussunna's in the country.  

The Ashanti Regional Chief Imam of the Ahlussunna Wal-Jama'a, Sheikh Kamil noted the building of schools and other laudable projects as some of the vital contributions of his outfit towards national development.  

However, he said more needed to be done to benefit the populace, so he appealed for support from the public and the government.  

The Vice President later donated GH¢1000 to support the activities of the Ahlussunna Wal-Jama'a in the region during an appeal for funds.  

Among the other donors were Hon. Isaac Osei, GH¢500, Mahama Ayariga, GH¢500 and Hon Muntaka Mohammed, the Minister of Youth and Sports, GH¢500.  

Among those who graced the programme were the Asantehene's representative, Nana Ampofo Kyei Bafuor II, the Asemhene, Zongo chiefs, Imams and Ahlussunna Wal-jama'a representatives from sister West African countries.

From I.F Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi