Muslim representatives meet US Embassy staff over iftar

The representative of Muslims Organsiations and the Office of the National Chief Imam last Thursday held an iftar (breaking of fast), with two officials from the US Embassy in Accra, as part of efforts to foster cordial relations with the two.

The meeting, held at the National Mosque at Kanda, Accra, was to afford the diplomats an opportunity to learn more about Ramadan, meet and interact with the secretaries four leading Muslim sects and organisations in Ghana.

Present at the Iftar were Alhaji Awaisu Bio Salisu, the National Executive Secretary of the Office of National Chief Imam,Alhaji Khuzaima Mohammed Osman, the Executive Secretary of the Tijjaniya Muslims Movement of Ghana (TMMG), Sheikh Swalah Bamba, the National Organiser of the AhluSunnahWalJamat (ASWAJ) and Alhajj Muallim Bashiru Kwaw, representative of the Ahmadiyya Muslims Mission who is himself a Missionary at Achimota&Amasaman.

Christopher Perry, the Chief Political Officer of the US Embassy thanked his host and expressed his delight and appreciation for the Iftar and opportunity to meet the major Islamic sects in Ghana together with the Office of the National Chief Imam.

AlhajiSalisu pledged to meet with his counterparts in the Islamic sects in Ghana periodically to get to know one another more and to initiate platforms of communications and sharing of knowledge, experience and enhancing working relationships between the Office of the National Chief Imam of Ghana (ONCI) and the four leading Islamic sects in Ghana.

The four representatives discussed variety of issues affecting the Muslim community, good governance and how religious leaders could work together to hold political leaders accountable to their people.

By Times Reporter

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