THE Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) is to construct a six-classroom block for the Islamic Basic School at Bechem in the Tano South District.
The gesture from the government to the Muslim community at Bechem is part of the efforts to eradicate schools under trees in the district.
The Tano South District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Bukari Zakari Anaba, made this known when he presented 400 mats to the Muslim community at the Bechem Central Mosque to mark this year’s Eid-Ul-Fitr celebration in the district.
He commended the Muslim community in the district for their co-operation and support for the government.
Mr Anaba said the site for the construction of the classroom block had been handed over to the contractor for work to commence.
He urged the Muslim community to continue to pray for President J.E.A. Mills and his team and also rally behind the government to succeed in its “Better Ghana” agenda while the government would also take proactive and pragmatic measures to improve the living standard of Ghanaians.
Mr Anaba said Islam, which is peaceful, meant total submission to the will of Allah. He, therefore, urged the youth to eschew violence and immoral activities to prove to the world that their fasting had instilled peace in them.
The Tano South District Chief Imam, Alhaji Ibrahim Gariba, on behalf of the Muslim community, thanked the government for its support during the Ramadan and all Islamic celebrations.
He asked for Allah’s blessings for the President, his vice, cabinet and all government functionaries to rule the country efficiently.