Seasoned broadcaster, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, has been wondering if the Wesley Girls’ Senior High School will desist from observing the Eid -ul-Fitr holiday if it falls on weekdays.
In an op-ed available to Original News dubbed ‘Fasting In Katanga’, the Chairman of the board of the National communications Authority said “We must not ignore or disrespect the legitimate rights of adherents of a religion which is recognized by the Republic of Ghana to the extent that the State celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, as a National Public Holiday.
“Will Wesley Girls High School not observe the holiday when it falls on the 12th or 13th of May?” the Asaase Radio presenter quizzed.
”Even our public school curriculum incorporates and teaches our children about Islam and its tenets. Islam in Ghana is not a secret cult operating in some dim, inaccessible, blood-soiled netherworld.”
Mr. Sakyi-Addo brushed off arguments from Christians that Muslim students should enroll in Muslim institutions stating “ I wonder if that’s a feasible approach because the State hasn’t invested equitably between “Muslim” public schools and “Christian” ones, and they cannot all fit into the few that exist, such as TI Ahmadiyya in Kumasi.”
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com| Ghana