Professor Kwamena Ahwoi is calling on the zongo communities to ignore NPP’s ‘Zongo Development Fund’ promise, saying it is just for votes.
According to the former local government minister under the Rawlings administration, the NPP has never liked people in the Zongos, citing how the party fought against Rawlings’ plan to make Eid Adah and Eid Fitr a public holiday.
“I was a minister in former President Rawlings’ government when we wanted to give Muslims public holidays, the NPP resisted it. In fact, we suffered,” he said at Takoradi Zongo in the Western region.
Prof. Ahwoi, who is credited with Ghana’s chaotic local governance system, said president John Mahama and his vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, are committed to the course of the Zongo communities.
He noted that though the president and his vice are not Muslims, they are committed to working with the Chiefs and people of the Zongos.
“President Mahama and vice President Amissah Arthur are committed to the cause of the Zongos and the evidence is there for all to see.”