Acting City Mayor for Kumasi Hon Osei Assibey has charged Muslims to pray fervently for South Africa.
Making reference to the wave of protest and looting which has been triggered in the country by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, he said that Ghana should not remain insensitive to that whereas South Africans suffer.
“Ghana cannot be happy because we are enjoying peace whereas our South African brothers are suffering”.
Addressing a prayer gathering of Ahmadiya Muslims in Kumasi on Tuesday as part of the celebration of Eid Mubarak, Hon Osei Assibey challenged that brothers of the Islamic faith should on the basis of the above rise up and pray for South Africa.
He explained that doing so will give a meaning to the statement of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah; ” The Independence of Africa is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of the African continent”.
He however thanked God for the tranquil atmosphere in Ghana.
“We are thankful to God that people move out to the street to voice out their feelings but yet, it has not degenerated into what is happening in South Africa. If you are a Muslim in South Africa will you have time and peace to celebrate as we are doing here? That is impossible.
Just because of anger, within few days they have destroyed their city. …Let us pray for them”.
Hon Osei Assibey in his statement also thanked the leader of Ahmadiya Muslim Mission-Ashanti chapter….for his prayer support from the time he assumed the role as the city Mayor.
“I will give all the thanks to him for his counselling and prayer support…He sits in his house and he is always praying for me.
So if I have been able to govern this city for 4 years until just about 3 weeks ago that I sent my own notice of withdrawal from the race of becoming the Mayor of the city, then I have to thank you all and I have to thank my senior brother Moveed Tha..for the immense contribution.”