Madam Jane Amerley Oku, the Chief Executive Officer of the Janok Foundation, a community-based organisation at Sabon Zongo in Accra has advised the Muslim youth to shun politicians who persuade to cause violence.
“We are one people and we should avoid fighting with each other and killing ourselves,” she said.
Madam Oku gave the advice when the Moslems within the Sabon Zongo community in the Ablekuma Central Municipality marked their annual “Maulidin” to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
She said: “As youth do not allow people especially politicians to influence you with money to go and fight. If we fight and killed ourselves no one would come and develop our country for us. There is the need for us to hold our hands in unity to build a strong and vibrant nation.”
The Chief Executive said the nation is gradually approaching an election year and noted that around such periods a lot of unnecessary things happen, adding that “we should ensure that what happened during the by-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon did not repeat itself.”
Madam Oku appealed to Ghanaians to say “no to violence, no to provocation” and love one another and be ambassadors of peace.
She said sexually transmitted diseases exist and asked the youth to protect against them by using condoms if they could not abstain.
She distributed condoms to community members and said the gesture was not a licence for them to engage in indiscriminate sex, but for them to be mindful of the existence of sexual diseases.
DSP Baffour Awuah of the Ghana Police told the people that the law has no respect for persons and that anybody who goes against it would be arrested, prosecuted and eventually jailed if found culpable.
He said it was the duty of the Police to protect lives and properties and that community members also have the responsibility to protect one another.