The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of the 30-day Ramadan fast.
For the first time, the National Chief Imam, Sheik Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, led a virtual prayer to mark the 2020 Eid-ul-fitr.
This virtual ceremony has become necessary due to the global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and government’s directive on social gathering and social distancing.
The virtual event will took place at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) on Sunday morning.
Speaking at the virtual celebration, President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo noted that he is very much aware this has been a very difficult sacrifice to make, since these activities, in the consciousness of all Muslims, cloak the month of Ramadan in sanctity and holiness.
“I am equally indebted to the National Council of Zongo Chiefs, who have worked tirelessly, and continue to work, to ensure that safety protocols are adhered to in the various Zongo communities. Insha Allah, your names will be printed in indelible ink when we come to write the history of our fight and ultimate defeat of COVID-19”, he added.
The President added that is vital that Ghanaians continue to maintain the measures of enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocols to contain the spread of the virus, as they are the surest way to a quick return to a life of normalcy.
He stated the stakeholder consultations are taking place on the way forward towards the easing of restrictions, so that the social and economic lives of Ghanaians can go back to normal.
“I expect these consultations to conclude this week, so that I can announce to Ghanaians a clear roadmap for easing the restrictions. We have to find a way back, but in safety, for we cannot be under these restrictions forever” he added.
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