“The Ministry of Inner Cities And Zongo Development has made progress, and if it is true that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo and the NPP are planning to scrap the Ministry, it will have a negative impact on the people within the Zongos and Inner Cities”. This was the appeal to President Akuffu Addo by Muslim Interest Groups Ghana.
The Muslim Groups Ghana, are the organizers of Ghana Muslim Excellence Awards and is made up of different organizations including the Northerners and Zongos Concern Youth Association Ghana, Zongo Broadcasters Live, Ghana Hajj Research, ZongoPeople.com and Hajj Media Voice
According to the group, rumour and posts on some social media platforms indicate that the Government in its second term of office will be scrapping some Ministries to reduce the number of Ministries; hence, their appeal to the President to maintain the Zongo Ministry. The National Coordinator of Muslim Groups Ghana and a popular Radio presenter within the Zongo communities Alhaji Halidu Abubakar popularly known as Galaxy stated that the Ministry of Inner Cities And Zongo Development debunked the theory that Zongo dwellers only perpetrate crime and indulge in other illegal activities in the country. Adding that the Zongo Ministry has uplifted the image of the people of Zongo and empowered the people to a higher level. Thus, scrapping it will be a huge disaster to Zango communities halt numerous development projects.
Alhaji Galaxy revealed that cynics discredited the creation of the Zongo Ministry describing it as a Ministry created to deceive the good people of Zongo; an assertion Muslim Groups Ghana condemned.
“Now that the Ministry has proven to be beneficial to all Zongo communities why will it be scraped, Mr. President. Alhaji Galaxy queried. We the Muslim Groups Ghana are passionately appealing to you with all due respect to give us a helping hand by maintaining the Zongo Ministry” he noted. Alhaji Halidu Abubakar Galaxy further revealed that the people of Inner Cities and Zongos are worried about the possibility of scraping the Ministry due to its positive impact on the community.
“The creation of Zongo Ministry, the Zongo Development fund and well structured Hajj Operation amongst other developmental projects within Zongo communities across the country portrays the commitment of your party to the vulnerable and weak citizens Zongo communities.
Source: wadataonline.com/Muhammed Faisal Mustapha