The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. David Asante - Apeatu, has congratulated the National Chief Imam His Eminence Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu for being an epitome of peace through his leadership and proactive steps to resolve major conflict in the country.
The Inspector General of Police said this when he paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam at his residence at New Fadama.
The IGP, together with a number of Police Management Board (POMAB) met the Chief Imam and his elders, and expressed the gratitude of the Police Administration to the Chief Imam for the prompt action he took in defusing tension following utterances made by Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah head pastor of Glorious Word and Power Ministries International on new year’s eve which nearly marred the peace the country has been enjoying.
The IGP indicated that by the proactive steps taken by the Chief Imam to prevent further conflict falls in line with the mandate of the Ghana Police Service to prevent crime and protect live and property. “The proactive step you took has given meaning to the saying that security is a shared responsibility” the IGP stated.
The National Chief Imam on his part expressed gratitude to the IGP and his team for the good works of the Police in maintaining law and order in the country.
According to the Chief Imam, “Islamic Religion recognizes multi diversity and the complementary role each group plays in ensuring peace in the country.”
He indicated that Allah has favoured Ghana as a country. As people of different faiths has lived in peace and caution that we should not destroy the grace that God has given Ghana.
The Chief Imam expressed his willingness to work with the Police and pledged his support in maintaining public order and decency in our national discourse.
The Chairman of the National Chief Imam’s advisory board, Alhaji Mohammed Gado who was also present at the meeting with other elders at the Chief Imam’s office also welcomed the IGP and congratulated him for the proactive steps he has taken by the visit and pledged to work with the Muslim youth in order not to breach the peace of the country.