The Saudi King, Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has pledged to finance the construction of a medical university in the northern part of Ghana.
The Saudi King has also promised to provide funding for the construction of 42 Senior High Schools in Ghana.
The Vice President also said 40 students, comprising 20 males and 20 females from Zongo and deprived communities would be trained as medical doctors in Cuba following a training arrangement agreed between the Cuban government and Ghana government.
He also encouraged all Muslims, especially Muslim girls to take the study of science-based courses seriously, in order to benefit from the programme.
Vice President Bawumia, therefore, entreated all Muslims to learn from Prophet Ibrahim’s obedience and remained sincere towards the cause of national development.
He underscored the need for Muslims to co-exist peacefully with both Muslims and non-Muslims so that the government would have a peaceful environment to continue implementing its laudable programmes and policies to better the lots of Ghanaians.
He urged them to be vigilant in their respective communities and report any suspicious characters or agent provocateurs to the security agencies, in order not to disturb the peace and tranquility prevailing in the country.
He lauded the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Shaributu for his exemplary leadership that promoted religious tolerance across the nation thereby making Ghana the envy of the world.
He, thus, entreated all religious Muslim leaders to guide their congregants to observe the holy teachings of Quran to promote peace and harmony in the country.
He advised all Muslims and Ghanaians to pray for God’s guidance as the nation was heading for a national election next year so that they would make a good choice and select a leader that would promote the wellbeing of the people to engender development.
The National Chief Imam prayed for peace of the nation and Allah’s wisdom and guidance for President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Bawumia and the entire government.
A camel donated by Vice President Bawumia was slaughtered to symbolically mark the Eid-ul-Adha celebration, which is a festival of sacrifice.
Source:Ghana News Agency