President Akufo-Addo says he will continue to build a society of opportunities for all irrespective of gender and ethnicity.
The President said this in his Eid al-Adha message to Muslims in Ghana.
There has been several allegations levelled against the President and the NPP government of been bias towards some ethnic groups in Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo assured the general public of creating opportunities for all but not a particular section of people.
“On my part, I pledge to continue to do my utmost to help build a society of opportunities for all, irrespective of creed, ethnicity, or gender.”
The President further urged Muslims to take advantage of the celebration and pray for peace ahead of the 2020 election.
“I urge all Muslims to take advantage of this Holy Month of Zhul-hajj to pray for the peace of our nation, as we count down to election 2020.”
What is Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two.
It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. But, before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives.
In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, and lasts for three days. In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year shifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.