The Ghana Muslim
Mission (GMM) has called on politicians to desist from using zongo youth to
cause mayhem in the country.
Dr Sheikh Amin Bonsu, the National Chairman of
the GMM, urged the youth, especially Muslim youth, to name and shame any
politician, groups or individuals who made an attempt to use them for such
“Per Islamic teachings and human wisdom, you
shouldn’t allow yourself to be used for such acts. However, if Muslim youths
fail to dissociate themselves from such acts, we will have no option than to
come together to pressurise them to do so,” he said.
Sheikh Dr Bonsu said this at a press
conference, organised by the GMM in Accra, to condemn some wrongs in the
society and recommend ways to deal with them.
He condemned the recent attack on the New
Times Corporation journalists encouraged them to be bold and prudent in their
discharge of their duties.
“The law must deal drastically with anyone who
attacks or tries to take away the independence of journalists who are important
tools for promoting socio-economic development.”
The Chairman appealed to all nations to avoid
violence, terrorism, racism, extremism, murder and all sorts of hate crimes.
Dr Sheikh Bonsu called on security agencies,
especially the Ghana Police Service, to be circumspect in the discharge of
their duties and to avoid extreme use of force on innocent citizens.
“We also appeal to all Ghanaians to be law
abiding and appreciate the work of the Security Agencies, especially the Ghana
Police Service, who are always with us on our daily routines,” he said.
On the GMM’s developmental projects, Dr Sheikh
Bonsu called on government, politicians, and all Muslims to support its fund
raising activities for the construction of a College of Education at Kukuom and
similar projects in other regions.
The Ghana Muslim Mission is a non-political
association of Muslims aimed at promoting the development agenda of the
government and generally contributing to socioeconomic development.
It has over 120 schools nationwide as well as hospitals, technical and vocational training centres.