Akufo-Addo Urges Muslims To Take Advantage Of NPP Policies To Educate Their Children


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is urging Muslim parents to prioritize the education of their children.

He cited Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the late Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama, Ghana’s ambassador to the United States of America, Hajia Alima Mahama, and the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Lariba Zuweira Abudu as examples of successful Muslim individuals who have achieved great things through education.

Speaking at the celebration of Eid-Ul-Adha at the Black Star Square in Accra, President Akufo-Addo emphasized the value of education and encouraged Muslim parents to take advantage of the government’s educational policies, particularly the Free Senior High School (FSHS) programme.

He highlighted the fact that the country has produced Muslim vice presidents under two governments of the New Patriotic Party, demonstrating that education can lead to success in Ghana.

The President also emphasized the importance of educating Muslim girls, referencing verses revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) which emphasized the significance of knowledge.

He noted that Ghana’s ambassador to the United States of America is a Muslim woman, along with the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection.

President Akufo-Addo encouraged Muslim parents to recognize the value in educating their daughters and the opportunities available to them.

Furthermore, the President called on Muslims to reflect on the principles underlying both the Hajj and Eid celebrations.

He stressed the importance of these principles in transforming Ghana and making it a beacon of hope for the African continent.

President Akufo-Addo also reaffirmed his commitment to religious communities in Ghana, promising to uphold the constitutional right of every citizen to practice their chosen religion.

He assured citizens that as long as he remains President, every religious tradition will be respected and given the opportunity to practice their faith within the limits of the law.


By Vincent Kubi