An appeal has been made to the government to use part of the Zongo Development Fund to establish an Islamic College of Education.
The Eastern Regional Manager of the Islamic Education Unit, Mr. Yussif Osman, said this was necessary to help train more professional teachers to teach in the Islamic schools.
Many of these schools, he said, had been struggling to get teachers to teach Islamic subjects.

He made the appeal at a consultative meeting held by the Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, Mr. Boniface Abubakar Saddique, with chiefs and opinion leaders at the Koforidua Zongo.

The Minister was there as part of his tour of the Zongo communities to assess the development needs of the people in these areas.
Mr. Osman also highlighted the need to build more Islamic Senior High Schools (SHS) in the region.
The Minister gave the assurance that the Fund would be efficiently applied to tackle the development needs of the people and transform the living conditions in the communities.

He said they were going to focus priority on infrastructure, sanitation, economic empowerment, social development, security and crime reduction.
Mr. Saddique indicated that each Zongo community had their peculiar problems which directly affected the people and said this would be taken into consideration when designing projects under the fund.
GNA