President Nana Akufo-Addo has emphasised that he will not discriminate in his dealings with Ghanaians irrespective of their religious affiliation.
Speaking at the Black Star Square on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr on Monday June 26, the president said it behoves the country to concentrate on factors that unite its citizens and not those that will cause division.
He said: “I am particularly grateful to God that I am able to celebrate my first ever Eid with you as President of the Republic. I ask you to pray to God for me and members of my government that we may govern according to his will. I believe that we are a blessed nation, a nation where people of different faiths live together in peace and harmony.
“We must cherish this longstanding bond that exists amongst our people and use it as a basis for advancing the course of our country.
“On my part I continue to commit myself with the principles of our constitution which enjoins on me fairness towards all Ghanaians, irrespective of the religious difference.
“As a Christian, I am deeply respectful of the Islamic faith which together with Christianity and Judaism are called the Abrahamic faith.
“We must, therefore, emphasise the things that bind us rather than the ones that divide us. I pay my respect to you, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, you are a true icon of our generation.”
The president further urged Muslim youth across the country to celebrate this year’s Eid-al-Fitr festival in moderation.
Thousands of Ghanaian Muslims gathered at the Black Star Square in Accra Monday to mark the end of their 30-day fast.