THE Western Regional Minister, Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, has urged Muslim chiefs, particularly those from Yendi and Bawku, to help find a lasting solution to conflicts in the area to enable people to go about their legitimate activities.
He stated that the influence of the chiefs would go a long way to bring peace to the conflict areas.
Mr Aidoo said this when he met the Western Regional Council of Muslim Chiefs at the Regional Co-ordinating Council in Sekondi.
He advised them to avoid any ethnic tendencies and pettiness in order to unite to support the government to execute its development agenda.
Mr Aidoo stated that the government would not interfere in chieftaincy affairs but would only come in when the security of the people was threatened.
He, therefore, advised them to ensure that peace prevailed during the installation of the chiefs.
The regional minister emphasised that all buildings, structures, kiosks and containers located on water ways and other areas where they were not permitted, would be demolished.
The Deputy Regional Minister, Ms Betty Busumtwi-Sam, advised the Muslims to enrol their children, especially girls.
The General Secretary of the Regional Council of Muslim Chiefs, Mr D.A. Seidu Dasah, said Muslims had accepted the challenge to send their children to school.
He, however, said the problem had been that most of the children could not continue to the higher institutions and eventually become dropouts, adding “This is discouraging others to go to school”.