On Thursday, May 13, 2021, President Akufo Addo on Eid ul-Fitr celebration broke silence on Wesley Girls saga calling for calm and peaceful resolution to the situation as the Constitution of Ghana enshrines by the stakeholders.
He added that our educational institutions are not places of religious antagonism but are places of socialisation where students learn of each others culture and belief systems. positively.
“We should be proud that our national Constitution simply reinforces these characteristics, and it should, therefore, be easy for us to uphold these basic and fundamental tenets that hold us together. The boarding schools in our country have traditionally served as the training grounds in learning about each other, about tolerance and losing the fear of the unknown. That is where young Ghanaians learn to eat each other’s food, that is where they learn songs and dances of the different parts of the country and also where they learn about each other’s religion and a place where lifelong friendships are forged.”
“Throughout the years, the schools have by and large managed to find a reasonable, balanced atmosphere to enable our young people to flourish and this has served us well. The schools have evolved and adapted their practices to suit the times and I would urge that we do not turn them into the place to fight ideological battles.”
Additionally, the National Chief Iman, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu in a statement read on his behalf by his spokesperson Sheikh Arimiyaw Shaibu says that Muslims will cooperate to arrive at a consensus to solving this misunderstanding.
“Our first choice all the time is peace, and we will cooperate in any step and measures taken by all stakeholders and state authorities to bring finality to the misunderstanding.”