Gov’t reiterates commitment to give ‘Zongos’ a facelift

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has assured zongo communities across the country of absolute transformation.

Dr Bawumia said that government would soon declare the Chief Executive Officer and managers of the “Zongo Development Fund” to facilitate the transformation agenda.

He gave the assurance while on a one-day Ramadan Tour of the Volta Region; stating that the “Zongo Development Fund” had received allocations, which would soon change the face of all “zongos”.

The vice president explained that the move is in line with government’s promise of providing jobs for the youth, about 3000 Arabic teachers would be engaged in the educational sector.

He thus asked the youth to take advantage of government’s employment programmes like the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), which would employ about 350 youths per constituency.

He donated an amount of GH¢6,000.00, 15 bags of sugar and 10 bags of rice to the Muslim community at Aflao.

Togbe Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti V, Paramount Chief, Aflao Traditional Area, lauded the peaceful coexistence of Muslims and other faiths in the country and pledged the continuous support of the traditional authorities to Muslims in the area.

Mallan Yussif Musah, Imam, Border Mosque, appealed for schools in the “zongos”.

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