A prayer session led by the Chief Imam of the Tano North Municipality, Chief Imam Alhaji Osman Iddrissu was held at Islamic school park to mark the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitr.
Leading the prayer, the Chief Imam, Osman Iddrissu said, Muslims celebrate Eid-UI-Fitr to seek forgiveness from Allah.
He advises Muslim youth in the Municipality and the country as a whole to respect elderly persons and avoid indulging themselves in things that will not bring peace since without peace, a nation cannot develop.
The Special Aide to the Vice President, Dr. Gideon Boako, in a speech, wished all the Muslims ‘’Barka de Sallah’’ on his own behalf and the Vice President of the country said it was imperative to be part of the celebration to give Allah the glory.
He called on and all and sundry to be law–abiding in order for the Municipality to enjoy the relatively peace it has always enjoyed over the years. He said government want Muslim leadership to impart their skills and knowledge to the younger generation.
He presented 10 mini bags of rice, six boxes of tin tomatoes and four (4) cartons of cooking oil and an undisclosed amount to the Chief Imam and asked the Chief Imam to pray for peace in Duayaw Nkwanta and the entire nation for progress in governance.
The Member of Parliament for Tano North Constituency, Hon. Freda Prempeh who joined the Muslims to celebrate the day, in a speech wished all the Muslims ‘’Eid Mubarak’’. She also expressed the felicities of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana to them.
She said it is imperative as the MP for the area to be part of the celebration to give Allah the glory.
Hon. Prempeh touched on the teenage pregnancy and single mothers which are increasing in the constituency and pleaded with parents to take care of their children.
She used the day to wish all women happy mothers’ day and caution the public to continue to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols
The Member of Parliament later made a personal presentation of thirty (35) bags of mini rice and forty (40) bags of sugar distributed to all the five zones of Tano North municipal and later gave a ram to the Chief Imam to serve his visitors, and an undisclosed amount to the Chief Imam to say prayer for the President and all and sundry.
Some notable dignitaries who were present at the occasion were Hon Kenneth Adom Agyei (Presiding Member, Tano North Municipal Assembly), Mr Kwabena Akuffo (NADMO Director, Tano North), Dr. Gideon Boako (Special Aide to the Vice President), Hon Freda Prempeh (MP for Tano North), Chief Imam Alhaji Osman Iddrissu, (Assistant Chief Imam) Yakubu Lezer, Malam alhassan Yakubu and others.