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ZONGOS NEED SCHOOLS NOT MORTUARIES- ABDUL SHEIK TO MAHAMA

The Ashanti Regional Chief Imam Abdul Sheik Moomen has chastised  the intended decision by the National Democratic Congress(NDC) flagbearer John Dramani Mahama to construct more mortuaries in the Zongo communities as part of numerous intervention plans to help develop Zongos and deprived communities.

According to him, the Zongo communities needs more schools and other infrastructural projects which will enable students improve upon their educational background.

Expressing his disappointment in the former President, he said “I expected John Mahama to announce his plans to build schools when he take over the governance of the nation in 2021”.

“Building more mortuaries for zongo communities and  other deprived communities is needless because Muslims do not preserve dead bodies for longer period of time. We only keep dead bodies when relatives of the deceased are unavailable”, he told Kwaku Dawuro on Anopa Nkomo on Accra base Kingdom FM.

Former President John Dramani Mahama pledged that, the next NDC government administration will build more mortuaries in the zongo communities.

The NDC flagbearer John Mahama in an interview on Woezor TV said the mortuaries will help Muslims preserve the dead in Zongo areas.

Meanwhile, the NDC has denied report alleging it has made a promise to construct more mortuaries for the Zongo community.

However,  the NDC described the report as misleading and inaccuracy. A statement used by the spokesperson for the parties campaign team James Agyemang Boateng said, neither the party’s flagbearer nor any member of the party has made such a promise.

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