The MCE for Ayawaso East, Hajia Salma Mohammed Sani Adams, has encouraged the Muslim faithful to continue to abide by the Covid 19 protocols as they observe the holy month of Ramadan.
Speaking during the breaking of fast known as Iftar, she said so far she is impressed by the conduct of Muslims but stressed the need for all to follow the laid down protocols to fight Covid-19.
The Iftar project saw Islamic not for profit organization, Qatar Charity Joining the faithful in Nima to break the fast. Madam Adams said she has been following the philanthropic work of the Qatar Charity for a long time and since her municipality consists of about 90% Muslims, she appealed to the organization to visit them as well.
She was delighted the charity didn’t hesitate to come to their aid.
She said in line with the Covid-19 protocols, they chose an open air space, large enough to ensure social distancing. Hon. Adams stressed the need for Ghanaians to be each other’s keepers by adhering to the Covid-19 preventive measures. She said the assembly will not relent on sensitising the people on Covid-19.
In the spirit of giving, the Qatar Charity has been providing food to thousands of Muslims during Ramadan. The Country Director of Qatar Charity, Ahmed Mohammed Adam, said as the Ramadan fast presents an opportunity for the faithful to commune with each other in prayer and in breaking bread, the charity took it upon itself to roll out the Iftar project.
He said there are 26 project centres in four regions with Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, and Ho being the cities the centres operate. “The focus is to provide breakfast for about 50,000 people nationwide by the end of the Ramadan.”
He added that the Iftar project which has seen the Qatar Charity visiting many schools is geared at ensuring the poor get a decent meal to break their fast with.
BY: AUGUSTUS ACQUAYE