Former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings have urged all Muslims in Ghana to use this special Eid al-Adha celebration to pray for the nation as we battle COVID-19.
Ghana has so far recorded some over 35,000 cases of the deadly pandemic and the Rawlings’ says this is an opportunity for Ghanaians to seek the face of God.
A statement released by the couple also urged Muslims to be a blessing on the less-privileged by sharing their celebratory meals with them.
Read the full press release below.
RAWLINGS, NANA KONADU’S MESSAGE OF GOODWILL TO MUSLIMS
Nana and I join all Muslims as they mark the Eid-ul-Adha – the festival of sacrifice, today.
Eid-ul-Adha is meant to remind us of the willingness of Ibrahim to submit to God. That test of faith is worthy of emulation by all especially during this difficult period of Covid-19.
Let us use the day to pray for our dear nation as we work to combat the deadly pandemic that has plagued the world. Let us also take advantage of the period to counsel friends and family on the need to adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols of social distancing, wearing of masks, regular washing of hands and use of hand sanitizers.
We should also be a blessing on the less-privileged by sharing our celebratory meals with them. We wish all Muslims a solemn celebration. Eid Mubarak! Happy Eid!
Kobina Andoh Amoakwa