The presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama of NDC in his 2020 election manifesto, is alleged to have promised to build more ‘mortuaries’ in Zongo communities. The ruling government New Patriotic Party (NPP) has made a mockery out of the alleged ‘mortuary’ promise.
A lot of eminent people within the Muslim community and even the largest opposition party NDC are all debating this Mortuary brouhaha promise. Former NDC MP for Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Baba Jamal in an interview with Okay FM in Accra said “The NDC manifesto is the one which Ghana is currently being governed by, so if they like, they should go and build the Mortuaries for Zongo dwellers even before John Mahama would become the President in the next seventy days; we wouldn’t mind and will welcome it. But to run it down and say it is not good, they will face judgment for it before God”.
The Regional Chief Imam and his youth leader share different opinions on the need for Muslims to buy into the promise.
The Ashanti Regional Chief Imam, Sheik Abdul Mumin Haruna, says the idea of building mortuaries is a disgrace to the Muslim community, emphasizing such facility is the least on their priority lists.
“Our main focus as Muslim leaders and the community, in general, is education. We don’t need mortuaries but we need schools,” said the Chief Imam on Akoma FM‘s morning show GhanAkoma.
The latest mockery on John Mahama’s One Mortuary one Zongo community is the youth in Asante Akyem South. Today; 25th September 2020 the New Patriotic Party in Asante Akyem South embarked on a health walk and cleanup exercise at Nkwanta and Obogu. The youth chanting and shouted in their support to President Akuffo Addo and their PM and also to their Parliamentary candidate that, “y3mpe Mortuary, y3p3 free SHS” we don’t like Mortuary we prefer free SHS”
At the event, the MCE hon. Alexander Frimpong, with a megaphone, preached the good work and accounted for the unprecedented developmental projects in the Municipality since the people of Asante Akyem South voted massively to the President and MP.
Story by Ampong Emmanuel