“This fight is not being fought in Western Region alone. It is a nationwide fight and we are peacefully calling on all organisations to help us resolve this problem”.
Schools infringing on Muslims’ rights to be sanctioned
Meanwhile the Government has condemned the act of preventing Muslim women and girls from freely wearing their hijabs at work places and in school.
It follows news reports that Muslim women and girls are being forced to take off their hijabs, a traditional scarf worn by Muslim women to cover their hair and neck and sometimes their face, to work and in schools.
“We consider it not only as religious intolerance, but also a breach of the 1992 Constitution of the republic of Ghana, for Muslim students to be forced to take off their hijabs in schools,” a statement signed by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah indicated.
The minister noted further that it is government’s position that Muslim women must be allowed, and not forced to take off their hijabs at work, to the extent that their wearing them do not pose a danger to themselves or to others on the job.
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