By Gifty Arthur
The Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB), has donated a cash amount of five thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢5,000) to the National Chief Imam on the occasion of this year’s Eid ul Fitr celebration.
The gesture which was part of GFZB Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) was performed at Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu Fadama residence last Friday.
In a brief comment, the acting Public Relations Manager of the GFZB, Hajia Hannatu Abubakar, said beside the fact that the donation has become a yearly ritual, her outfit sees Dr Sharubutu as a peace ambassador whose special peace message at the Independent Square to mark Eid ul Fitr celebration passed as very insightful and strategic.
The aptness of the “peace message” she noted would go a long way to prepare the minds of Ghanaians to accept the verdict of the much anticipated election petition pending at the Supreme Court.
She said GFZB, deems peace as a paramount necessity in the developmental agenda of Ghana adding that for the work of GFZB to flourish, peace would have to prevail especially as the whole country waits anxiously for the final verdict in the coming weeks.
Hajia Abubakar, revealed that due to the favourable democratic dispensation Ghana enjoys, GFZB has successfully attracted investors worldwide, noting that if this very important ingredient had not existed, the over 30 thousand employment opportunities offered over the years since they have been in operation, would not have happened.
“Without peace, all the thirty thousand and eighty people who have gained employment through the Free Zones programme will not have jobs to do”, she said.
She revealed that since its establishment in 2005, GFZB has successfully registered a total of 246 companies both local and international.
Upon receiving the money, Sheikh Sharubutu surrounded by his subordinates thanked GFZB for making time to visit them and donating generously to the celebration and called for Allah’s blessings for investment promotion agenda of the Board.
He reiterated his earlier call for Ghanaians to accept the verdict of the nine judges to help uphold the peace Ghana has enjoyed over the years.
Comparing happenings in other African countries, the National Chief Imam said, Ghana’s success story is worthy of emulation and so tasked everybody to play his role to ensure that the peace is not derailed.