He stated a great method of democracy need to be equipped to include corruption, stating that although a lack of democracy is typically connected with tyranny and corruption, Ghana has been ready to accomplish electoral democracy with no its involved reward of the containment of corruption.
“We can choose the high-quality of democracy by the extent to which it is in a position to carry on board the participation, the toughness, the defiance, the goodwill and the willpower of the people to consist of corruption,” the previous President claimed when the Nationwide Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu, compensated a courtesy call on him on Thursday.
Flt Lt Rawlings sought the Main Imam’s assist as a result of serious prayers for a fantastic culture of democracy that has the ability to consist of corruption. He mentioned changes in political management by the ballot box has been competent as very good democracy though it has unsuccessful to have corruption.
Speaking as a result of just one of his aides, Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu mentioned the stop by was aspect of the celebration of his centenary which fell on April 23 this 12 months. He explained the celebration will not be full with out a unique stop by and a unique word of gratitude to the previous President for his purpose in formalizing Muslim leadership in Ghana and instituting Muslim nationwide vacations in the course of his tenure as Head of State.
Workplace OF Main IMAM
“It is on document that your routine institutionalized the business office of the Countrywide Main Imam, that has resulted in the intra and inter spiritual security in the state. There is no question that the Main Imam occupies a potent website page in the historical past of spiritual tolerance in this country. That could not have been finished without you. Your degree of wrestle towards corruption, injustice, enjoy for the inadequate, concern for the downtrodden and your stance versus injustice are all appreciated. The best time to demonstrate this appreciation is the holy period of The Ramadan,” Sheikh Sharabutu stated.
Flt Lt Rawlings expressed his gratitude for the purpose the Chief Imam experienced performed “by way of the attempting occasions that assisted to sustain the stability we enjoy, and we keep on to pray it stays that way.”
The previous President mentioned that that whilst the pay a visit to and the kind phrases from the Chief Imam, “does him great honour, I am not far too sure I are worthy of so significantly. Some of the deeds appear to us by means of the Almighty so it is some thing we need to thank Him for.”
He reported the formalization of the place of work of the Countrywide Main Imam and the setting up of Muslim vacations had been long overdue at the time they took place. “God did not generate human beings to be subservient to a single a different.”
The previous President utilised the event to remind the entire world that there is major injustice from the Palestinian people. He said the environment was not crying out loud sufficient or coming out to condemn what the Israelis are performing to the Palestinians.
Rawlings claimed although the earth is supposed to be improving upon as far as independence and justice was involved, the Israeli treatment of the Palestinians proceeds to undermine global endeavours in the direction of liberty and justice.
“It is undermining America’s political standing and morality. We’ve been also silent for way too extensive. No total of condemnation, spoken in phrases could sufficiently give any fulfillment to the spirit, to the soul. The condemnation of what is likely on has to carry on. It appears the American folks will now have to wake up the way they did in defence of Mandela. The way they did to get rid of apartheid. Searching up to the presidency, the authorities or congress doesn’t seem to be to be undertaking much.
“The plight of the Palestinians has always been component of the African Union’s struggle, so was Apartheid South Africa, but today she is fantastic. Why have we neglected Palestine? Why really do not we see the situation of the Palestinian plight with hundreds killed and hurt and countless numbers crippled? If something like this wasn’t likely on, Saudi Arabia of all countries would not have experienced the effrontery to treat the Yemenis the way they have performed,” the former President mentioned.
Flt Lt Rawlings called on Sheikh Sharabutu to use the period of his anniversary and Ramadan to deliver a information that this type of persecution has to end.
He stated “The persecution of Shiites by the Sunnis have to also occur to an conclusion. The attempt to wage war in opposition to Iran stems from this. It is erroneous. If there’s any persecution of Sunnis by Shiites, that ought to also be contained.”
Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, who was also at the meeting thanked the National Chief Imam for the purpose he experienced performed in retaining the peace between various religions in Ghana. She also commended her father, former President Rawlings, for letting himself to be utilized as an instrument to institutionalize the business of the Chief Imam and the establishment of Muslim national holidays.
Dr. Agyeman-Rawlings mentioned the peace we are enjoying now is not by incident and called on the Chief Imam to dedicate his Ramadan prayers to peace and justice in Ghana so that the basis that has been built can stand the check of time. She wished Sheikh Sharabutu a satisfied centenary and prayed for lots of far more many years as Allah wills for the Imam.
Reverend Akua Buabema Ofori-Boateng of the Holy Trinity Cathedral, offered an inspirational prayer for peace and unity for Ghana. She also prayed for fantastic wellness and very long lifetime for the National Chief Imam and previous President Rawlings.
Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu was accompanied by Chief Abdul Kadir Tahir, Dagomba Chief of Accra, Abdul Latif Abdulsalam, Marzuk Azindo, Mulhemina Sharabutu, Khuzaima Osman, Abubakar Sharabutu, Mall Dan-Alfa, Mubashir Tahir, Alhaji Rashid Ibrahim and Alhaji Masaud Abubakar.
Also existing have been Dr. Anthony Dzegede, Dr. Donald Agumenu and Mr. Kobina Andoh all from the business of former President Rawlings.