Don’t Politicize Education


–Preaches Oboubia Darko-Opoku

National Democratic Congress (NDC) 2012 parliamentary aspirant for Weija/Gbawe, has assured Muslim communities in the Constituency about her willingness to support them, particularly the educational needs of every child devoid of politics.

According to Madam Oboubia Darko-Opoku, it would be an act of discrimination on the part of any leader to play politics with the education of children.

She said as leaders, “we would have no explanation to give, if we allow politics to divide us and fail to offer the best education to our children, whom we represent in our respective positions”.

Madam Oboubia, who is the acting Deputy Executive Secretary at the Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB), made the remarks when she donated some items to Muslim communities under Weija/Gbawe Constituency, towards the celebration of this year’s Eid-Ul- Fitr, over the weekend.

The items, which include bags of rice, maize, quantities of buta, dozens of mat, cartons of cooking oil, and soft drinks among others, were distributed at Mallam Mosque, Weija/Oblogo Mosque, Gbawe Palace Mosque and New-Weija SCC Central Mosque respectively.

She insisted that “there is time for everything, politics and campaign periods are over and we cannot allow politics to divide us as a people”.

OB, as she is affectionately called, told the media after the donation that she would not wait to become an MP, before serving or addressing the glaring challenges confronting her Constituents, adding as community leaders, “there is the need for us to take off our political colours and lenses, so as to collectively tackle developmental challenges affecting the area”.

She said, “What we need to be doing now is come together, start having meetings and plan on how to assist our brilliant but needy children in the community”.

The acting Deputy of GFZB, observed that there are quite a lot of intelligent youth in the Muslim community, but due to lack of financial support and challenges, many of them resort to social vices.

Madam Oboubia, tasked the Muslim leaders to counsel the youth against dangers associated with such social vices.

She also asked the youth to be organized into identifiable groups ,for whatever support available to be given to them.

At the Mallam Central Mosque, Alhaji Saeed Abubakar Osman, who received the donation on behalf of the entire mosque, applauded Madam OB for her gesture.

Alhaji Saeed noted that the overwhelming supports received by the Mallam Mosque from Ms. Oboubia, sets her apart as a quality and determined leader.

Meanwhile, The Herald also leant that the former NDC aspirant, sponsored the painting of the Mallam Central Mosque at an estimated cost of GH¢5, 000, upon a request by the leadership of the mosque.

At the Weija Mosque and Gbawe Palace Mosque, the items were received by Issah Halidu, the Muslim Community Chairman and Alhaji Nii Adam Kwatei Qartey, the Dzaasetu of Kwetei family, in the presence of Chief Sheikh M. Jibril Sissy and Nii Anyaa.

Mallam Sheikh Eias Issah Adams, received the donations made to the SCC- Central Mosque on behalf of the community.

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