The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah, on behalf of the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency, Hon. Lawyer Sarah Adwoa Safo and the Assembly, has presented six (6) Rams to the Muslim Community within the municipality as a token of their love towards them as they mark Eid Al-Adha.
Eid Al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.
Muslims in Ghana, on this day, join their fellows worldwide to celebrate this great festival which is characterized by prayers and slaughtering of animals symbolic of the origins of the festival where members of the Muslim community share their joy and love on the day by giving alms to their neighbours, even those of different faith.
Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah, on behalf of the Hon. MP and the Assembly, on Friday, 9th August, 2019, prwsented six (6) rams to the Muslim community in solidarity with the celebration of the Eid Al-Adha festival.
In a message to the Muslim fraternity in an interview with GEMANEWS, Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah underscored the significance of the festival and urged both Muslims and Christians to coexist peacefully and in love.
She said Eid al-Adha represents obedience and sacrifice to God and that should translate into our daily lives as citizens of Ghana.
“Eid Al-Adha signifies sacrifice and obedience to Allah and is a period to share in love. On this special occasion, I encourage all to selflessly sacrifice towards the development of our municipality and nation. Let’s be obedient to God and, in like manner, adhere to the laws governing us as one people with a common destiny.
She further called for unity amongst all religious groupings in the country and support the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to achieve his vision of transforming the lives of the Ghanaian people.
“I wish all our Muslim Brothers and Sisters love, peace and good health and a joyous Eid Al-Adha. I also take this opportunity to encourage the various religious sects to rally behind the President and the government to deliver on the mandate of developing Ghana to the desired standard comparable to the advanced countries”, she said.
By.Derrick Baafi Accra