Zongo Ministry pursuing an aggressive agenda for development-Prez

President Akufo-Addo says the Zongo Development Ministry is pursuing an agenda for development in the Inner Cities and Zongo communities.

This agenda he said is aimed at transforming the lives of people in these communities.

Addressing the Virtual Eid ul-Fitr celebration on Sunday, May 24, 2020, the president said: ”The Zongo Development Fund, under the direction of the energetic Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, is pursuing an aggressive development agenda, as set out in Government’s Economic and Social Development Agenda.

From Togorme Zongo in the Volta Region, through Dambai Zongo in the Oti Region, to Tumu Zongo in the Upper West Region, down to Axim Zongo in the Western Region, various development projects are springing up to address the development deficits of Zongo communities. When I addressed Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr last year, on 5th June 2019, I made clear that the Zongo development agenda is a challenge that appears huge. Indeed, it is no mean challenge, taking on the task of transforming the lives of over five million Ghanaians scattered in more than three thousand (3,000) communities across the country.”

He underscored the need for everyone to be included in the development agenda to bring prosperity to all.

”But, if we are to create a society of inclusion and not of exclusion, then it is a challenge that we must take on, and overcome. Ulama, Jama! The task is big, but bigger still is our determination to bring prosperity to all our people. Whilst Government does its part to ensure the development of human capital in Zongo communities, I urge you to ponder on the first set of verses of the Qur’an to be revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Allayhi Wa’Salam, and I quote: “Read! In the name of your Lord who created…who taught man by the pen. Taught man what he did not know” (Q: 96:1-5).”

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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