The Minister of Inner Cities and Zongo Development, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has given an assurance that the ministry will adhere to the Quranic principles of justice, truth, patience and gratitude in the delivery of its mandate.
According to him, although those principles were religious, they applied effectively to the delivery of sustainable and inclusive societal development that left no one behind. So as Muslims, we have no option than to uphold these principles. I, therefore, promise to be as just, truthful and patient as possible in this task,” he said.
Occasion Dr Abdul-Hamid gave the assurance when he took his nationwide familiarization tour of inner cities and Zongos to Kyebi Zongo at Abuakwa in the Eastern Region last Thursday.
Already, the minister has toured areas such as Madina, Korle-Gonno and Chorkor, all in the Greater Accra Region.
He said the tour was to enable him to pay homage to the traditional, religious and community leaders of those areas to solicit their support and build partnerships for the effective delivery of the national inner cities and Zongo development agenda of the government.
Dr Abdul-Hamid said both inner cities and zongos would receive equal attention.
He said although the Quran called for much prayer, he explained that the Quranic verses that established prayer were only three, indicating that the principles of a successful life, were more than prayer.
At Kyebi, he also visited the artificial football complex started by his predecessor and indicated that he would ensure that the multi-purpose facility was completed within time to achieve the Zongo development agenda.
Emphasizing the importance of the sector ministry, Dr Abdul-Hamid said it had become a tool for the effective delivery of the development that the Zongos had envisaged many years ago.