Chief Imam welcomes President John Mahama at the Independence Square
The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has urged the various religious groups in Ghana to maintain the prevailing peaceful co-existence and love among them and reject any temptation of engaging in religious conflict as being experienced in other countries.
He said the peaceful co-existence among followers of the two major religions, Muslims and Christians, had maintained peace and stability in the country, to the extent that they participated in the activities of each other.
President Mahama made the call Sunday at the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at the Independence Square in Accra.
President Mahama said God's favour was upon Ghana as the religious leaders respected and tolerated each other.
For instance, he said, the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, prayed for the soul of the late President John Evans Mills at a Christian service.
Also, he said, when the Ameer and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, fell sick at the burial of President J.E.A.Mills and was being taken to the 37 Military Hospital, Archbishop Palmer Buckle, joined the ambulance to accompany him to the hospital.
President Mahama stated the basic principle among all religions was love, and stressed the need for Ghanaians to jealously guard the love among them.