An interim National Executive Association of Muslim Societies in Tertiary Institutions, Ghana (MUSTIG) has been inaugurated at its second Strategic Conference held at Lakeside University College in Accra last Friday.
The conference was held to approve the constitution of the Association and to inaugurate an interim National Executive Committee to administer the affairs of the association.
The interim executives were Prof.ImoroBraimah as president,Prof. Mahmoud Mohammed Mahmoud, vice president,DrYunusDumbem, secretary andDr Mohammed MujitabaDawuda asorganiser.
The rest wereMr ZakariaTankoMusah, Esq, communications officer,Imam Mustapha Iddrisu, representative of the Imam Council andRazeena Mohammed Siitah as the women’s commissioner.
These were contained in a statement copied to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday.
According to the statement, the association was established to serve as a mouthpiece and representative of the various Muslim societies, associations or communities at the various campuses of tertiary institutions in Ghana on matters affecting its members, the generality of Muslims in Ghana and the Islamic faith at both national and international levels.
It said the committee was non-sectarian, non-partisan and non-ethnic.
The association is aimed at enhancing and strengthening unity, collaboration and mentorship, among its members.
It also said the association seeks to advance the academic, social and professional responsibilities of its members towards the larger Muslim community in Ghana and beyond while providing a common forum for discussion of Muslim issues at the various campuses of tertiary institutions in the country.
The association according to the statement was expected to inculcate in Muslims on campuses the requisite qualities and values necessary for the general mobilisation of Muslims for community growth and development.
Inaugurating the interim national executives, Dr Hussein Iddris Ibrahim prayed for Allah’s guidance for the new executives and craved their indulgenceto have the ability to listen and advise members to carry out their mandate dutifully.
The interim President, Prof. Braimah, in his acceptance speech thanked members for the opportunity given to serve the Muslim Community in Ghana. On behalf of the interim National Executive Committee, he promised that they would do their best in the interest of the Muslims.