Former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings have sent well wishes to Muslims across the country as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr today, Sunday, 24 May 2020.
In a statement, the former first couple said: “Today’s celebration is devoid of the usual congregation of Muslims at various communities to offer prayers and later to celebrate the successful conclusion of the month of fasting with get-togethers, because of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and its social distancing protocols.”
The Rawlings’ commended the Muslim community for their commitment to the protocols instituted by the government to stem the spread of COVID-19 and urged that “as we offer our prayers to Allah today, we seek his grace to heal us of the afflictions of the virus.”
The Rawlings’ further urged all Muslims to endeavour to adhere strictly to the social distancing and hygiene protocols as they celebrate, “so we can combat this crisis together.”
Mr and Mrs Rawlings congratulated the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu and the entire Muslim community on the successful conclusion of their sacrificial month of fasting.