The Greater Accra Zabrama Chief, Alhaji Pro- Umar Abubakar Tanko has been recognized and awarded for his efforts and contribution towards promoting peace and unity over the years within the Zabrama communities and beyond.
The Greater Accra Zabrama Chief who doubles as the President of the Ghana Zabrama Association was awarded with the ‘ Best Greater Accra Zabrama Chief of the 2018 at the Ghana Muslim Excellence Awards held in Accra and organized by Muslim Groups Ghana
The Zabrama Chief was also acknowledged for his efforts in promoting peace during and after the deadly clash between the residents of Abura Dunkwa and the Zabrama Community which led to destruction of houses belonging to the people of Zabrama last year.
Alhaji Pro – Tanko in an interview with the media at the sideline of the event stated that the awards ceremony will make a significant impact in developing and promoting the hero’s within the Muslim communities and will serve as a challenge for them to contribute massively towards the development of the Zongos.
He called on his colleague Chiefs to play the role of peace ambassadors within their various communities and treat all their subjects equal.
This he said will help in promoting peace and unity in the Muslim communities and beyond adding that it is their responsibility as chiefs to ensure peace, unity in development.
He appealed to colleague chiefs and religious leaders to create conducive environment for peace, tolerance and trust throughout the country.
He said Chiefs had potential to contribute to sustainable peace and national unity due to their influence on their subjects adding that chiefs use their influence to foster peace and positive change in the country.
“We should continue with the spirit of working together to maintain peace,” he noted.
He urged colleague Chiefs to consider holding regular provincial conferences in their chiefdoms to strengthen peace and national unity.
He urged the youth in the country especially the Muslim youth to take full advantage of the many opportunities and policies that government has initiated for the benefit of the unemployed and employed youth.
By Muhammed Faisel Mustapha