FEDERATION OF MUSLIM COUNCILS OF GHANA FMC
FEDERATION OF MUSLIM COUNCILS COMMENDS ASHANTI REGIONAL POLICE FOR SWIFT INTERVENTION IN TAFO FRACAS
At an emergency meeting held in Accra at the weekend, the Federation of Muslim Councils of Ghana (FMC) has commended the Ashanti Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service for their swift intervention in the conflict in Tafo in the Ashanti Region to restore peace.
In a resolution signed by its General Secretary, Hajj Muhammad Kpakpo Addo, the Federation also noted with satisfaction the involvement of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, the Ashanti Regional Peace Council and the National Security Council in the peace talks leading to calm in the area.
The Federation also commended the Tafo chief and elders for exhibiting maturity and goodwill towards peace by accepting to take part in the peace talks. It is our prayer that the outcome of the talks would be fruitful.
It is the belief of the Federation that all sides of the conflict would listen to advice in order for an amicable settlement to be reached without either of the parties suffering any harm or pain.
The Federation expressed concern about various stories being peddled, especially on social media, about the conflict – pointing to religious conflict, but which have turned out to be untrue.
In an age and time where social media has become a soft spot for mischief, the Federation calls the public to be circumspect in accepting information on social media outlets such as WhatsApp, twitter, facebook etc that have not been authenticated , else we may be lured into creating more problems for the nation. It also advised individual members on social media platforms, especially WhatsApp, to measure their remarks and posts on their respective platforms in order not to inflame passions and worsen matters.
It ended by commending Ghanaians in entirety for living in peace so far and called on all to contribute their quota in maintaining peace in the country at all times.
Hajj Muhammad Kpakpo Addo
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13th February 2016
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