By Clarabel Acheampong
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Agyapong has outdoored his new Muslim name. The outspoken politician has revealed he was named Sheikh Osman, after a famous Islamic philanthropist in the Quran.
Mr. Agyapong who also doubles as a businessman and owner of Net 2 TV and Oman FM disclosed that the name was conferred on him by the Muslim community in Madina, Accra, after he recognized their contribution to national development and allotted airtime on both radio and Television for soul touching and development-oriented Islamic programmes.
Speaking during a visit not long ago to the National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu where he made a donation towards the just ended Eid-Edul Fitr celebrations, Mr. Agyapong said he had lived with Muslim friends in Pakistan and was fully convinced the religion was indeed a religion of peace and could encourage development in the areas in which it is practiced.
Islam the world over he noted was a religion of peace and Muslims should live according to the order of the religion by avoiding violence and preaching peace.
He was however worried about Muslim youth in Ghana who allow themselves to be used in carrying out violence and crime to the detriment of their most cherished religion for the selfish interest of others.