The Chief of the Zongo community in the northern region, Sheikh Abdul Mumin Dalhu has prayed to Almighty Allah to grant the effort of President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia with the ultimate success in the upcoming general election.
The Chief offered the prayer to Dr Bawumia when he paid a courtesy visit to him on Sunday (November 29, 2020) in finalising his campaign in the northern region few days to the December7 polls.
The Religious Leader in an address commended President Akufo-Addo for instituting programmes such as the Ministry of Inner Cities and Zongo Development and the Zongo Development Fund to take care of the development needs of people living in the Zongos of Ghana.
According to the Chief who doubles as leader of the Shia Muslim Community, these interventions introduced by the Akufo-Addo government have given the Zongo communities and the Ghanaian Muslim Community an identity in the country.
“We are proud of that, we cannot forget that honor.
“You ever mentioned to us and I clearly recollect in my mind that you’re not going to be giving us fish but that you will help us to know how to fish so that we will take fish anytime we want to have some” Alhaji Abdul Mumin Dalhu noted.
The Islamic Cleric further thanked the government for also getting scholarships for students in the Zongo community to study medicine in Cuba.
He described the initiative as something highly historic in the country and a milestone achievement for the young promising youth in the Zongo.
Sheikh Abdul Mumin Dalhu indicated, “This clearly shows how caring and concern you have towards Zongos in Ghana.”
The proposal was made by Dr Bawumia, to the President of Cuba, Mr Miguel Diaz-Canel to extend the special arrangement between the two countries for the training of health personnel in deprived communities in the country.
The programme started this year with a total of 40 students dispatched to the Caribbean nation to enjoy the scholarship.
Dr Bawumia visited some traditional rulers, Muslim leaders and toured the four constituencies in the regional capital to canvass votes for Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP parliamentary candidates.