Mrs Appiah-Opong was addressing the 37th Annual National Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association in Kumasi.
The three-day convention was under the theme ‘Peaceful Co-existence in Our Contemporary Society, A Concern for All’.
Mrs Appiah-Opong, who was representing the First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, as the Special Guest of Honour, said Muslim women should make a commitment to preach peace and tolerance to children in their communities and places of worship, in accordance with Allah’s commands.
She said Muslim women must teach their families that those who wish to follow the teachings of the Holy Quran must always display virtues of love, kindness, empathy and kindness.
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, who was the Guest Speaker, noted that political affiliation is one major challenge to Ghana’s peaceful co-existence; however, she said, to sustain and build on the country’s peaceful co-existence, respect for fundamental human rights of all persons must be ensured while discrimination based on race, colour, sex, educational level and gender should be avoided.
Nana Oye Lithur reminded Ghanaians that they are not far from other war-torn nations such as Liberia, Rwanda and Ivory Coast who have suffered from many years of war because of their inability to peacefully co-exist.
The acting Ameer and missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, Maulvi Naeem Ahmed Cheema, observed that when a people live together despite their differences, they work towards a just, free, peaceful and democratic society…. read more at http://www.peacefmonline.com/pages/local/social/201608/289722.php