The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Obed Boamah Akwa has made a passionate appeal to Muslims to continue to demonstrate love and understanding for one another and the country to ensure continuous peace and stability.
The CDS made this appeal in a message read on his behalf during this year’s commemoration of Eid-ul-Fitr festival held at the Al-Aziz Central Mosque in Burma Camp on Friday 15 June, 2018. The Eid-ul-Fitr festival marks the end of a month-long fasting by Muslims across the world.
The CDS commended the Muslim community in Burma Camp for the successful completion of the important religious rite. “It is my belief as well as that of the entire Military High Command that your diligent observance of the norms and regulations of this important pillar of Islamic faith would be to the advantage of GAF,” he said.
The Chief Imam of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Lt Col Yusif Musah Shamsudiin called on Ghanaians to overlook their religious differences and peacefully co-exist with one another. He urged Muslims to pray to Allah for His continuous blessing, guidance, protection and love.
The Imam of the 5 Infantry Battalion, Imam Sharfudeen Abdallah Kamany who led the sermon themed “Peaceful co-existence irrespective of religious faith” admonished those present to continue to peacefully co-exist and tolerate each other’s religious beliefs.
He said co-existence was vital and crucial to a country with diverse cultures and religions. He added that self-identity, punctuality in faith, tolerance and love through dialogue were some of the practical aspects of peaceful coexistence.