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29.08.2005 Regional News

Ahmadiyya Conference ends at Techiman.

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Techiman (B/A) Aug. 29, GNA - Mr. Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has urged religious bodies to launch a major crusade against indiscipline in the society. He said: "indiscipline retards development and it is time religion is used to transform society."

Mr. Baffour-Awuah was addressing the closing session of a two-day conference of Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement at Techiman. The conference, under the theme: "Adherence to morality, a way to national prosperity", was attended by 2,500 members from the nine circuits of the Movement in the Brong-Ahafo Region. Mr Baffour-Awuah, expressed concern about the late attendance at meetings and conferences that impacted negatively on productivity and economic development.

The Deputy Regional Minister, commended the Ahmadiyya Movement for their peaceful co-existence with other religious bodies and urged others to emulate them.

He expressed appreciation to the Movement for its contribution to national development, especially in education and health.

Dr. Mohammed Bin Ibrahim, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of Health Services, advised Muslims to eschew social vices that had led to the high rate of promiscuity to the promotion of condoms among the youth. Mr. Addai Simons, Member of Parliament for Techiman South asked the people, especially Muslims to provide education for their children for the effective and efficient development of their communities. He said provision of educational infrastructure by the Government was to ensure the children were educated and become good citizens for their communities and country.

Oseadeayo Akumfi-Ameyaw IV, Omanhene of Techiman Traditional Area in a speech read for him promised to release land for the establishment of a University by the Movement.

Maulvi Wahab Adam, Ameer and Missionary in-charge of Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement in Ghana, said without morality the country's socio-economic development would be a mirage. He said immorality was 'deadly than toxic waste' and called for intensive civic education in moral training in the home and educational institutions.

Fifteen members of the Movement were honoured for their contribution to the growth of the Movement in the Region. 29 Aug.05