The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has cautioned politicians to desist from capitalizing on the raging debate on the religious rights of Muslims in Ghana.
[contextly_sidebar id=”5RTUyneUzeTbd0ilW67iqrmdw8hVyklU”]The Council expressed concerns over the posturing of some politicians in Ghana on the issue, indicating that the situation could lead to a possible religious conflict.
General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi in an interview with Citi News remarked that religious conflicts are very difficult to manage therefore, it is imperative for all to be tolerant and assist “our brothers and sisters in the Islamic religion who are not happy.”
He appealed to the general public to remain tolerant and strongly advocated that the National Peace Council must be allowed the needed space to mediate the impasse.
“We believe that since the issue is with the National Peace Council, it can be well resolved if we can leave it for them to solve it,” adding that, citizens must be restrained in their commentary on the issue.
In a related development, the Catholic Bishops Conference has also advised government to desist from issuing “unwarranted threats” to all heads of public institutions over the raging debate on whether Muslim students should attend Christian related activities in the schools.
Meanwhile, the Education Ministry has downplayed the severity of the situation with the explanation that “it is not a crisis situation.”
Muslims in the Western Region a few weeks ago demonstrated over the infringement on their religious rights by some public institutions.
They are demanding their exemption from Christian religious activities and they also want their women to be allowed to wear their hijab to work and school.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana