The Ga-Dangme Muslim Council (GMC) in collaboration with the Ahlussunna Wal Jamaa’a (ASWAJ) Muslim sect on Wednesday installed the Ga-Dangme Ahlusunnah Chief Imam and his two Deputies.
The occasion which was held at Mantse Agonaa in the James Town area of Accra was graced by personalities from the Ga Traditional Council, other traditional councils in the region and other Muslim sects across the region.
The installation of a Ga-Dangme Muslim Chief and two Queen Mothers of the council in the region.
The Imams are Alhaji Umar Adam Ibrahim Nawortey Borboji, the Greater Accra Ahlussunna Chief Imam, Imam Yusuf Amartei and Imam Yussif Abdallah Morley, first and second Deputy Imams.
Nii Tackie Kommey Ga Sheitse (Stool Father) and Chairman of the occasion said the Ga State was happy that Ga-Dangme Muslims had stood up to propagate the Islamic religion by the quest of taking leadership positions.
He said the sons and daughters of the much needed third-leg of the tripod on which the Ga-Dangme State will be built together with the traditional leaders and Christian families
He expressed gratitude to the GMC and ASWAJ for taking steps to whip up the enthusiasm of Ga-Dangme Muslims in the practice of Islam by partnership.
Speaking at the event, Alhaji Ahmed Nii Nortey, Executive Director of the Council said Ga-Dangme Muslims has fallen to the lowest and that it was time to rise up and elevate their status.
He said the GMC as an institution is established to institutionalize and impact on Ga-Dangme Muslims the benefits and opportunities in Islam and Ghana as a whole.
This he said is because Ga-Dangme were not under one umbrella and well position to organize institutions that checks their good well being and progress in the religion.
“Until March 12, 2015 when we started the installation of Ga-Dangme District Chief Imams, our people never knew we could do better than that.”
He said the Ga-Dangme family is a unique one some members of the family are traditionalist, Christians and Muslims
The Executive Director noted that there were 73 Muslims sects across the globe of which Ghana have about four of the major sects, namely the The Tijaniyyah, Ahlusunna, Ahmadiyah and Shia who all takes their strength from Morocco and Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran respectively.
He said GMC raises the dignity and status of Ga-Dangme Muslims on their land and give credence to their core objectives.
This he said is to mobilize and harness the potential and pull resources to develop GaDangme Muslims to participate in all venues of Ghana which enrich their lives and fortunes, religiously, socio-economically and secularly.
Sheikh Umar Ibrahim Imam, National Imam, Ahlussunna Wal Jamaa’a who officiated the installation said the move of the Ga-Dangme Muslims was in the right direction, adding that, “as custodians of the land, they need to take leadership positions in all religious sects.”
He blessed the occasion and the newly installed Imams and advised them to practice the religion per its revelations from God and the Prophet Mohammed and devoid of corrupt and bias leadership for the progress of the religion.
The Ga-Dangme Muslim Council is an institution of Ga-Dangme indigenes of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.