The National Peace Council has joined the debate regarding Wesley Girl’s Senior High School and Students who were Prevented from Fasting in the school during Ramadan.
It could be recalled that the Ghana Education Service issued a press release asking authorities of Wesley Girl’s SHS to allow Muslim students who were prevented from fasting to fast.
However, the Methodist Church of Ghana has also issued a counter statement indicating that they will not allow students to fast in their School.
Following the back and forth on this issue, the National Peace Council has called for calm among Muslims and Christians in the country.
According to the Peace Council, they are taking appropriate steps to help resolve the issue. A portion of the statement issued by the National Peace Council reads:
“The attention of the Council has also been drawn to statements which have been issued by the Ghana Education Service (GES), some CSOs and the Methodist Church Ghana in regard of the same issue.
The National Peace Council applauds the dialogue between some Muslim leaders
and the Methodist Church Ghana, as well as the efforts of GES and other religious
bodies, towards the amicable and peaceful resolution of this matter. The National Peace Council is taking appropriate steps to reinforce these commendable initiatives.
In view of these developments, the National Peace Council calls on all Ghanaians, particularly, those who have been affected in any way by the events at the Wesley Girls’ High School, to exercise the greatest restraint and circumspection in their comments and pronouncements on the matter.
Meanwhile, the Council respectfully reminds Ghanaians of how far we have come as a people by living together for centuries. The Council appeals to the leadership of the Christian and Muslim communities to urge their followers to remain calm as efforts to build on the time-tested peaceful co-existence among Christians and Muslims are made by the relevant authorities and organizations.”
SOURCE : Coverghana.com.gh