Muslim Clerics Urged to Increase Sermons on Crime Prevention
Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West Regional Minister has appealed to Muslim clerics in the country to increase sermons on crime prevention in order to help Muslim youth to stay out of crime.
He also urged the general public to support the police by way of volunteering information on suspicious criminal activities for them to handle expeditiously.
Alhaji Alhassan made the call during the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in Wa to mark the end of the month-long fasting observed by all Muslim brothers in the country.
He noted that early this year, there were reports of highway robberies in the region compelling the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to put in some measures including the sensitisation and formation of neighbourhood watchdog committees in selected communities to help the police fight crime.
“Operation Calm Life”, he noted had also been reintroduced to help maintain peace and security in the region; and encouraged all to support the initiatives by REGSEC for the region to continue to be one of the most peaceful regions in the country.
The Regional Minister also expressed worry about drug abuse especially the abuse of Tramadol by the youth in the region and described the situation as a huge hindrance to the development of the youth.
Alhaji Alhassan appealed to Imams in the region to preach against abuse of these drugs by the youth to protect their future.
He encouraged the youth to take advantage of the Nation Builder’s Core (NABCO) to gain some skills and experience, which were necessary for them to better approach the job market.
Alhaji Alhassan used the occasion to congratulate all Muslims for their dedicated service to Almighty Allah, adding that, one virtue developed during the month-long fasting was the sense of companionship and love for one another.
He appealed to all to continue to sustain such virtues for the good of mankind.
Alhaji Dr. Sulemana Bakuri, the Chief Imam of the Wa Central Mosque led the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers observed at the Jubilee Park in Wa.