The MP for Kumbungu Ras Mubarak has assured the Rastafari community of his support to advocate for issues of human rights relating to the movement. He was speaking during a courtesy call on him by a delegation from the Rastafari Council of Ghana at his office in the Parliament House.
Ras Mubarak indicated that the laws of Ghana abhor discrimination on religious grounds hence incidents of Rastafari children being turned away from school on the basis of their hairstyle should be a thing of the past.
The President of the Rastafari Council of Ghana, Ahuma Bosco Ocansey said the visit was to primarily congratulate Ras Mubarak on his election into Parliament and explore ways in which he could use his role in Parliament to address issues of interest to the community of Rastafari.
Other members of the delegation were Original Ras Korby, International Relations Coordinator of the Council and Ras Abednego, an executive member of the Council.
Original Ras Korby on his part congratulated Ras Mubarak and described him as an inspiration to other Rasses who are also aspiring to contribute to national development. Ras Abednego noted that Ras Mubarak is a shining example to many Rasses and applauded him for his singular achievement of having been elected to Parliament.
Ras Mubarak was for many years, a reggae presenter with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation where he worked on both radio and television. He is credited with being the first state broadcaster in Ghana to take a film crew to Jamaica for three weeks where they covered various activities and produced a documentary on the story of reggae music.