Imam of Madina old mosque Imoro Alidu has condemned the decision by authorities of the Wesley Girls’ Senior High School not to allow Muslim students to observe the Ramadan fast.
The school has since been accused by the Muslim community across the country.
Nevertheless, the refusal of the Methodist church to adhere to the Ghana Education Service’s directive for Wesley Girls High School to allow Muslim students to fast with the consent of parents also attracted mixed reactions from the different religious sects and stakehold.
Sharing his thought on the issue on Dwaboase on Power FM hosted by Kwame Minkah, Alhaji Imoro revealed that, in Ghana’s constitution everyone has the right to practice religion.
He said it is therefore against the law of the country to stop someone from practicing their right which is enshrined in the constitution.
“Talking about Wesley Girls issue, You’ve seen that in Ghana we are one and the constitution of Ghana says everybody has the right to practice his own religion…Wesley was private and they made it government.. beside that both the Muslim and the Christian and the traditionalist they all pay taxes for the development of the country.. so if they say , they won’t permit someone to practice religion then it goes against the constitution of Ghana,”Imam Imoro remarked.
He went on to note that Ghana is being governed by Christian or Muslim law hence as the constitution states that there is freedom of worship and Islam is recognized religion, the school was wrong to prevent the students from observing Ramadan.
“We are dealing with Ghana law . So if something of that sort happens then there’s something.. there’s a certain problem,” he added.
By Afia Owusu|Myxyzonline.com|Ghana