Many people including some scholars are of the view that Bases are places of negative ideas
and attitudes. They argue further that Bases increase the level of crime in the community
and that; they also encourage laziness and discourage education. These points of view
criminalise the phenomenon of Bases and seek their abolition.
On the other hand, some people think that Bases contribute in one way or the other to the
security of the community. They serve as mouth pieces for the youth of various
communities. Additionally they give the people a sense of identity and a feeling of
belongingness. They also contribute to the religious and social life of the community.
The research adopted functional and theological approaches in tandem with the theory of
amr bil ma’roof Wanahy anil munkar (enjoining virtue and forbidding indecency) to
investigate the socio-religious activities of the Bases. This was done by drawing materials
from oral and written sources on the emergence and activities of the Bases.
The study concluded that, the Bases are being transformed into religious groups and they
also contribute to the development of Islam in Accra. Attention is drawn to the fact that,
there are well learned and educated personalities among the members of the various Bases.
Although there are differences in doctrinal orientations of the members, the Bases are trying
to bridge the gap that doctrinal differences bring in its wake.
The research recommends that, the Bases should cooperate not only during religious
activities but should also embark on economic ventures to generate funds to sustain their
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