THE District Chief Executive (DCE) for Tano South, Mr Zakari Anaba, has on behalf of President J.E.A. Mills presented 45 bags of rice and 45 bags of sugar worth GH¢6,000 to the Muslim community in the district.
The items are for the Muslims, especially the old men, women and children, to be used during the month of Ramadan, a period of fasting and prayers on the Muslim calendar.
Some of the beneficiary communities include Derma, Brosankro, Bechem, Mansin, Dwomo, Techimantia, Ankasi, Subriso and Derma Nkwankyire.
Presenting the items at a short ceremony at the Bechem mosque, Mr Anaba said the gesture was a demonstration of the President’s commitment to the welfare of Muslims.
He said the government would continue to support Muslims by ensuring that they got their fair share of the national cake in terms of development projects.
Mr Anaba urged Muslims to use the Ramadan period to continue to pray for Allah’s strength and wisdom for the President and his team to enable them to continue to pursue policies and programmes that would lead to a remarkable improvement in the standard of living of Ghanaians and also the achievement of the “Better Ghana” agenda.
The Tano South District Chief Imam, Alhaji Ibrahim Gariba, who received the items on behalf of the communities, thanked the President for the gesture.
He said Muslims would use the period to continue to pray for the President, Ministers of state and all government appointees and also for the peace, prosperity and stability of the nation.