The National Council of Zongo Chiefs yesterday launched its Ga West District chapter, first of its kind during a grand durbar organised at Amasaman, the district capital of the Ga-West Municipality.
Dignitaries present at the event included the Mufti of Ghana, His Eminence the National Chief Imam, Doctour Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, Turkish Ambassador to Ghana-HE Nesrin Bayazit, the honourable Minister for Inner City & Zongo Development-Boniface Abubakar Saddique, the honourable Member of Parliament for the Trobu constituency who also doubles as the Deputy Majority Chief Whip in Parliament-Moses Anim, National President of the council of Zongo Chiefs- Sheikh Abdul Kadir Tahir, among other dignitaries graced the occasioned.
It was named “The Ga West Council of Zongo Chiefs”, which by their constitution includes all Chiefs who represent the Zongo communities within the Ga west District of the Greater Accra Region. The mandate of the National Council of Zongo Chiefs as narrated by its PRO Alhaji Chief Moro Babangida spelt that it is a non-partisan organisation established with the motive of championing the welfare of the Zongo communities.
He stated that, prime among their visions is to act as an arbitration body to quickly resolve impasse among the Zongos, to establish sustainable youth empowerment programmes, women empowerment schemes and to tackle sanitation challenges faced the Zongos.
Chairman of the Ga-West Council of Zongo Chiefs, Chief Alhaji Hamidu Bukari detailed of some the accomplishments of their young organisation.
- Peaceful resolution of some chieftancy impasse within the Ga-West district.
- Acquisition of an ultra-modern palace for their council meetings.
- A 4 acre land to be used as cemetery for Muslims within the Ga-West district among others.
He appealed to both the Member of Parliament and the Minister for Inner City & Zongo development to continue supporting them in their effort to make the Zongos a better place.
The Minister in his speech commended the Chiefs and people of the Ga-West district for their exemplary role in the development of Ghana.
Hon. Moses Anim on behalf of the Chiefs and people of Ga-West thanked the Turkish government for their unceasing support to the Ghanaian government and the Muslim community. He appealed to the Ambassador for more of thse benevolent acts on behalf of the Muslim community in Ghana.
1st October, 2017
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