Ngleshie Lafaa-Barima Nmarko Installs Zongo Chief

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The Ngleshie Lafaa-Barima Nmarko community in the Weija Municipality of the Greater Accra Region has installed a new Zongo Chief for the community. The Chief, whose stool name is Sariki Abubakar Sidik, a businessman, and his seven cabinet members were unveiled at a ceremony at Ngleshie Lafaa-Barima Nmarko over the weekend.

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The coronation saw the attendance of the Chief of Lafaa-Barima Nmarko, Nii Ayi Okufoubour I, Council of Zongo Chiefs, Khalifa of the National Chief Imam, Dr. Yahya Amin, the leadership of the community as well as well-wishers.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Ghanaianvoiceonline.com after his coronation, the newly installed Ngleshie Lafaa-Barima Nmarko Zongo Chief, Sariki Abubakar Sidik, indicated that his first point of call is to promote peace between the Muslims and non-Muslims within his catchment area and beyond.

He added that he would change the perception of Zango youth as trouble makers who cause violence in the country.

Sariki Abubakar Sidik promised the people of Ngleshie Lafaa-Barima Nmarko that he would maintain and strengthen the already peace between the youth and traditional authorities.

He called upon the youth of the area to be steadfast and be ambassadors of peace that will bring unity to the area.

The newly coronated Zongo Chief stated that he would continue to engage the youth of the community by sensitizing them on the need to do away with social vices such as smoking, armed robbery, internet fraud among others.

According to Sariki, his usual engagements with the youth over the years will help him gain their support by giving him a listening ear.

The Zongo leader outlined some support that will be offered to the youth to help them develop their potential.

These include a youth skill training centre and scholarships for the needy but brilliant Zango youth who wish to further their education.

Sariki Abubakar Sidik was awarded a certificate of honor while the Chief of Lafaa-Barima Nmarko, Nii Ayi Okufoubour I, was also presented with a citation.

By: Paul Mamattah

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