Zongo Ministry Is An Insult To People Living In Zongo- Mahdi …
The former National Deputy Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mohammed Mahdi Jibril has said that the creation of the Zongo Development Fund by the Nana Addo led-Administration is an insult to the people living in the various Muslim dominated communities in Ghana.
“Don’t create projects to insult people just because of where they are coming from. The Zongo Development Fund was created to insult the people living in Zongo”, he stated
in an interview with Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra based Kingdom FM 107.7.
The former National Deputy Organizer of Ghana’s biggest opposition party NDC stated that the manifesto read by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) alleged that the security systems in the various Muslim dominated communities will be built and improved upon because persons living in these communities are thieves.
In this regard, he, therefore, urged the ruling government, NPP to bridge a gap between the poor and the rich and make accessibility even for persons living in the country as far as development is concerned.
Mr Mahdi Jibril revealed that during the J.A Kuffour-led- Administration, the project GIDA had a program which as a result made it like populism where persons interested in the teaching of ‘Makaranta’ were asked to write their names.
“A school with just 4 students had 40 teachers teaching and was paid with the tax payer’s money under the GIDA project”.
‘The Ghana Education Service had no policy that posts a teacher into the Arabic school. It was the NDC that brought the policy that various schools must have an Arabic curriculum. Schools must have an education curriculum with an Arabic education. “Why should the NPP accuse the NDC of abolishing such policy,” he questioned.
Citing an example, he mentioned that “there is a school in the Okaikwe District that students with both Christian and Muslim background attends and study the same syllabus together “, adding “ when it comes to the Islamic teachings its optional, every student decides on whether to learn or not”.
By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / feliciagyasiwaah9 @gmail.com / Ghana / 2020