The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called on Imams and Muslim leaders in Tamale, the regional capital of the Northern Region to continue praying for the success of Ghana.
He said it was only prayers that could give every leader the chance to lead the people he served.
The Vice President made the statement here in Tamale yesterday when he handed over a renovated Central Mosque back to the Chief Imam and the leaders of the mosque.
The renovation and refurbishment of the mosque was done by the Vice President through an appeal made to him by the leadership of the mosque.
“No person can succeed in this world without the prayers of the Imams,” he said.
The Vice President who joined in the Friday prayers with the Ulemmah said prayer was the only key to success in life.
“Our riches, hard work and good names cannot give us Heaven( Jannah) it is only extending of helping hands to things that God want would give us heaven( Jannah), ”he added
“This country still needs more prayers to come out from the current situation the country was facing,” Dr Bawumia said.
The Vice President appealed to the Imams to pray hard for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his ministers for good health.
He said the government needed the prayers of the Imams to run the country effectively.
The Vice President added that they could not succeed in their developmental agenda without the prayers of the nation.
He said, he would continue to support the development of Muslim Ummah and the expansion of Infrastructure in their Arabic institutions across the country.
The Vice President also appealed to them to continue with their prayers for the peace in Dagbon and Ghana at large.
He, however, urged them to see themselves “as one people; one religion” and never see themselves as enemies.
“We all worship one God, we must see ourselves as one people, one family,” he stated.
He added that Islam was a peace loving religion hence the need for everyone to embrace peace in Dagbon and the country as a whole.
The Northern Regional Chief Imam, Alhaji Abdul-Salam Ahmed, thanked the Vice President for his swift responses to their appeal.
“We are always praying for the success of this country and we would continue to pray for more success and development to come into the country,” he said.
The Chief Imam said the renovation of the mosque by the Vice President had really brought relief to leadership of the mosque and the Muslim community, adding “we are much appreciated.”
He, however, appealed to the Vice President to continue with the good things he was doing for Ghanaians.
From Times Reporter, Tamale