Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President said, recognising the Muslim heroes was crucial and important to the development of the Muslim communities and the nation at large.
He therefore commended them for the recognition of the Muslim Ummah, especially the youth who were contributing to the development of the religion, their communities and the nation at large.
Dr Bawumia was speaking at the second edition of the Ghana Muslim Achievers Award (GMAA) organised by Sukra Concepts in collaboration with the Office of the National Chief Imam and Progressive Muslims in Accra.
This year’s award scheme celebrated and awarded Muslim Veterans who had contributed their quota to the development of their communities and for their hard work.
He said Government is committed to the development of Muslim and Zongo Communities, hence the institution of the Inner City and Zongo Development Ministry and the Zongo Development Fund aimed at revamping zongo communities to improve and lift up their standards of living.
The Vice President noted that education which is the bedrock of every country development is important and that government would build more schools in zongo communities to raise the educational standards in the communities.
Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu prayed for peace for the nation and wisdom for the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Dr Bawumia.
The 2017 award winners include; the wife of the Vice President, Hajia Samira Bawumia, who won the female personality, Muslim Political Personality, Mustapha Hamid, Dr fatia A. Karim, Most Promising Muslim, Abdul Moomin Hayyu of GTV, Muslim TV Personality, Radio Personality, Umar Sanda of Citi FM, Al-Balad Travels Agency, Muslim Business, Metro TV Islamic Belt, Muslim TV Programme, Muslim Creative Arts Personality, Hawa Muzzamil, Zuria FM Anche Anche Programme, Radio Programme, Ghana Muslim Academy, Muslim NGO and Musah Pachaka, Muslim Entertainer of the year.
Others are; Life Time award winners, Alhaji Hassan Andani, Managing Director of Stanbic Bank, Life Time Pulpit, Dr Jibiril Adam, Founder of Zenith College, Entrepreneur, Zongo Chief of Fise, Chief Abubakar Amidah Kabore, Social Activist, Irbad Ibrahim, Dr Hari Abdallah Health Personality, Sheikh Sahib Abubakar, Muslim Evangelist, Zuria FM, Muslim Media House, Mallam Amadu Kassim Yakubu, Muslim Educationist, Muslim Mualim, Bashiru Yando and Non-Muslim Business but contributes to Muslim development, Linda Door Restaurant in the Eastern Region.
The rest are; winners of the Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu excellence awards, Sheikh Ahmed Kamal-deen, Deputy National Chief Imam, Sheikh Umar Ibrahim, National Imam, Ahlussunah- Wa Jamah, late Maulvi Wahab Adam, late Abdulai Maikano Jallo, Sheikh Abdul-Salam Bansi and Mallam Alhassan Salaga.