Political will needed to deal with negative tendencies–Maulvi Bin Salih

Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih, the Ameer and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana has challenged political leadership to have strong political will to decisively deal with negative issues retarding the nation’s development.

“They must also cultivate the spirit of service, sacrifice and holistically commit towards addressing the menace of galamsey and vigilante groups, since the acts are obnoxious and have high potential of causing unrest and must be discouraged immediately with high sense of commitment,” he stressed.

Maulvi Salih threw the challenge at the second annual zonal conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Gomoa Mangoase zones of the Central Region which was on the theme: ‘Sacrificing in the cause of Allah, the best asset of a believer’,  to promote deeper understanding of the teachings of Islam for members to rekindle their faith.

According to him, “there are two obnoxious human characteristics among the citizenry today and unless we live up and do away with them, it will continue to deter the progress of our country.

Citing examples from the recent incidents at the Ayawaso Wuogon by-election and many similar others, Maulvi Salih noted that such obnoxious acts were disgraceful and a threat to the sovereignty of the nation saying, “We do not need vigilante groups, we have soldiers, police men and women whose duty is to ensure that there is peace and order.”

He questioned why another force was created describing their dedication to politicians as ‘immoral’ and urged all political parties to cooperate and collaborate in the interest of the nation to achieve the desired development.

“Our forefathers left us a proud nation with all the wealth, they did not destroy the water bodies, they left the resources intact for us, but we are polluting the water bodies and destroying everything, if this is what we are leaving behind for the future generation, then we must know posterity will not forgive us.

“Traditional leaders who are supposed to be protecting the natural resources are rather taking a token and leading people into galamsey fields in their areas, we must desist from engaging in such immoral activities, it is their moral and religious duty to save the country from destruction,” Maulvi Salih lamented.


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