We need to guard against religious chauvinism – Harruna Iddrisu

Hon. Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has warned against the potrayal of one religion as superior to others in the country.

According to him, such behaviour threatens the peace and integration of the country.

We need to guard against the emergence of religious chauvinism in Ghana. We must all jealously protect the peace of our country and the harmony that we enjoy.

His comment comes on the back of the recent debate about authorities in Wesley Girls Senior High School denying Muslim students from observing their 30-day fast during the period of Ramadan.

Speaking to JoyNews Reporter, Manuel Koranteng on the AM Show Thursday, the member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) stated that it is important that the peace of the country is preserved through continued tolerance of our religious differences.

“Ghana has a reputation for peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance. We do not need to engage in any action that will undermine that respected reputation of our country as an oasis of peace. We should not sacrifice that peace on the altar of religious differences,” he said

Haruna Iddrisu added that every Ghanaian, including Muslim girls and boys, is entitled to enjoying the fundamental human rights enshrined in the 1992 Constitution.

We simply demand respect for that inalienable constitutional right to religion and the right to freedom of conscience, he said

Reacting to the arrest of Citi FM journalist, Caleb Kudah, the Tamale South MP accused the Akufo-Addo-led government of reducing the country to a police state.

According to him, the blatant infringement on the rights of journalists in the country by National Security operatives and the police is not acceptable and should be checked.

Nana Addo Dankwah and his NPP government are reducing Ghana to a police state and that is not acceptable. Journalists have the right to film to provide evidence of what they have seen and to report what is real and what is practical. What is wrong with that? he stated.


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