Today, I paid a courtesy call to the National Chief Imam of Ghana, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu at his residence in Accra. The Chief Imam is renowned for his role in the promotion of peace and inter-faith unity amongst religious groups in Ghana. He is also a centenarian and is held in high esteem in the Ghanaian society.
As a member of the National Peace Council, he has contributed to efforts at ensuring peace before, during and after national elections in Ghana. He has also graced a number of UNFPA-led advocacy dialogues with Faith-based organizations towards the elimination of Gender-Based Violence and harmful cultural practices like Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).