The office of the National Chief Imam is impressing upon all Muslims who suffer religious discrimination and victimization to report all such acts in order for measures to be taken to address them.
A statement issued by the Personal Assistant to the National Chief Imam, Alhaji Khuzaima Osman said such cases of discrimination on the basis of their religious backgrounds continue to persist in the various Senior High School campuses and work places in the country.
According to him, the office of the National Chief Imam continues to call on victims of religious discrimination in the various school campuses and work places to come forward with their complaints for redress.
‘’We continue to ask victims of religious discrimination on school campuses or work places to come forward and report to us (office of the National Chief Imam or the Islamic Peace and Security Council of Ghana (IPASEC)) before we can take an action’’ he said
He said most victims are afraid to report such violations for fear of being expelled from school or losing their jobs.
‘Please encourage victims to come forward and we will do everything possible to protect them’’ he said.
Meanwhile the Ghana Health Service has issued a statement cautioning all authorities of government health facilities to stop the practice of asking female nurses to remove their hijabs when on duty.
The statement, signed by the Greater Accra Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Mrs. Charity Sarpong added that ‘’Heads of BMC’s are by this letter directed to instruct their respective nurse managers to desist from any such practice as it contravenes government policy directive which gives approval to the wearing of Hijab’’
See the full statement below.