Friday, January 02, 2015

Ghana's Top Shia Imam Calls For Political Steps

GhanaWeb yesterday published the New Year message from the Shia National Imam of Ghana. The message set out a political agenda, calling for support of Palestinians in Gaza and promoting the battle against Muslim extremists. The Imam made an extensive appeal to fight corruption in Ghana, contending: "Corruption seems to have permeated our society from governments, politicians, religious leaders, government functionaries and top public servants."  While congratulating the government on 2014 Hajj arrangements, he additionally called for reform:
I reiterate and hope that government will harness more capabilities and commit Hajj under the full control of Muslims by setting up a permanent National Hajj Commission to organize Hajj in Ghana as previously promised.