The worldwide leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad has urged Muslim men to be supportive towards women particularly their wives in any endeavor .
Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad says considering women's vital role in ensuring balance and shaping the socio-economic development of every sector they operate in, it is prudent for men to complement and acknowledge such efforts. "...the Holy Prophet Muhammad was often seen helping his wives in carrying out household chores", Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad said.
His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad made this appeal when he presented awards to some female students for their excellence in various universities in the UK while addressing about 15,000 Ahmadi women from across the world who attended the 51st Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention (Jalsa Salana)
Inspiring men to partake in the up bringing process of their children, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad asked families not to just pray but commit to the highest standard of exemplary role worth emulating. He further urged Islamic women to give precedence to their spirituality rather than volubly gains, stressing that it was compulsory for an Ahmadi Muslim women to make their faith a priority.
Applauding women globally for their perilous contribution and commitment to growth and development across board, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad highlighted the crucial role women take up in various endeavors to ensure balance and stability. He therefore encouraged men to acknowledge these sacrifices made by women by assisting them at all times.
In the quest for affirmative action however, muslim women across have been encouraged to remain resolute in their pursuit. This approach according to him remains essential in attainment of total growth and development of Muslim women across the world. Adding that, uphold righteousness whiles being mindful of Gods guidance is the only way to spend life as a true believer of Islam.
“We must keep the highest standards to be exemplary role to our progeny. Don’t only pray with your children without teaching them the words of the creator. Fathers must also take responsibility of helping mothers to give the best training to their children,” he added.
He asked women to remain committed and follow the doctrines and guidance of the Holy Quran and become the examples their children looked up to. He further urged families to raise their children with the appropriate method in order for them to benefit from their prayers in the future.
‘‘You must raise your children in a proper manner so that they can benefit from your prayers in the future. If they are not trained they will destroy the very wealth you leave behind for them,” he said; adding that “if all mothers truly understand the true teachings of Islam then their children would forever be blessed”.
The purpose of the three-day gathering was to promote global peace and justice.
The UK government has reiterated its commitment as a trading partner to Ghana even after exiting the European Union. According to the UK minister of State for the commonwealth and the United Nations, Lord Tariq Ahmed, Ghana's trade volumes to Britain stands at about 1.13 billion pounds making it one of Britain’s largest trading partners.
Lord Tariq Ahmad has also commended Ghana for its political stability particularly in organizing successful elections and its peaceful transition of power. According to him, the UK government was particularly pleased with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s resolve to direct the country away from “aids and handouts”.
Lord Ahmad has expressed his support and delight in the vision of the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the government to uplift the socio-economic status of the country. He is convinced of the government's competence in achieving this aim saying "aid should be an enabler” and not an end in itself.
“I have absolute confidence in the new administration and the British government is ever prepared to support the Ghana government to succeed,” Lord Ahmad, who was recently in Ghana for a short visit stated.
‘’President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, upon assumption of office, promised “to build a Ghana beyond aid; a Ghana which looks to the use of its own resources. We want to build an economy that is not dependent on charity and handouts but an economy that will look at the proper management of its resources as the way to engineer social and economic growth in our country.” Lord Ahmad reiterated. He stressed on the need for government to consider a national airline in order to attract needed investments for the sector, noting that Ghana had a great potential to become an aviation hub.
Lord Ahmad hinted the U.K's readiness to host the next Commonwealth summit scheduled for London and Windsor in April 2018. Issues to be discussed at the conference include sustainability, prosperity, fairness and security to re-energise and revitalise the alliance of nations.
The Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Oquaye has expressed strong optimism that, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will deliver on his campaign promises.
The current president he said, will deliver based on the tradition of their [NPP] founding fathers.
According to him, the NPP is endowed with the finest politicians who are offspring of their founding fathers, who set the pace for Ghana’s independence on August 4, 1947.
Delivering the anniversary lecture for the Ghana; 60 years celebration, Prof Mike Oquaye said, ''when Busia had the chance, he showed qualitative governance and when this was rudely interrupted; When Kufour had the chance, he conceptualize and re-produced the excellence of NPP politicians who are offspring of the day we are talking.’’
Prof. Oquaye said it is their vision, hope and trust that another chance; we having gone through the wilderness a while, perhaps only to be toughened by the lots-Akufo-Addo will continue with the spirit of this day [August 4, 1947] and discharge his expectations in the way President Kufour did and the best standards of the tradition,’’ he said.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has taken a swipe at his successors and former presidents, John Agyekum Kufour, late John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama for failing to deal with corruption during their tenure.
According to the former president, these leaders presided over corruption within government.
This he said brought disgrace to them and their political parties.
In an address at the 80th Ada Asafotufiami Festival on Saturday, Mr. Rawlings said, “I remember when I left office, it (corruption) was prevalent during Kufuor’s tenure, during Mills’ tenure it continued and Mahama did same. I remember when Kufuor was leaving he did some bad things.”
He added: “When I talk, they say I don’t like NDC, no! I don’t like stealing, I don’t like disgrace so if NDC does good, I will praise them if they are bad I will say it as well. “If NPP does well, I will praise them, if they do bad I will hit them on their back”.
A herbalist, Mr. Sackitey Opata, who doubles as an elder of the Assemblies of God Church, Anoma Kwadwo branch and under the Osunasi district in the Eastern region, is in the grips of the police for mistakenly selling weedicide to a client which has caused her [client’s] death.
The suspect is said to have mistakenly handed over the weedicide which was in a similar bottle to the herbal medicine, to the deceased, Madam Helena Oparibea.
He [suspect] after realizing that he had handed over the weedicide to the Madam Oparibea, rushed to her house in the bid to stop her from drinking the poisonous substance.
However, Madam Helena Oparibea had consumed the substance before he got to her house, Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s Prince Bening reported.
Upon arrest, Mr.Opata told the police that, he mistakenly handed over the substance to the deceased and made effort to stop her from drinking it after he realized the error. However, Madam Helena Oparibea was dead before he could reach her.
An investigation has been launched into the matter.