“Disinfect Mosques, Churches, Others Before Lifting Ban On Social Gathering” – Chief Imam To Prez

The National Chief Imam, His Eminence Sheikh Dr Usman Nuhu Sharubutu has advised President Akufo-Addo to treat as urgent the disinfection of all Mosques, Churches and other places of worship across the country before allowing people to access them.

According to His Eminence, the disinfection exercise when done will help reduce the spread of the deadly coronavirus among the populace in the country.

Speaking at this year’s virtual Eid celebration, the National Chief Imam said “I am appealing to you to consider disinfecting the mosques, churches and other places of worship before people are allowed in. This, when done, will help reduce or curb the spread of the coronavirus”

The National Chief Imam further explained that although this year’s celebration has taken a different twist due to the coronavirus, it has also taught Muslims how to focus on the substance of worship of their Maker

The 101-year old leader also pleaded with the Muslim community to continue adhering to the directives given by the President as the country continues to fight the deadly virus.

Delivering a speech on behalf of the National Chief Imam, the National Chief Imam, His Eminence Sheikh Dr Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, spokesperson, Sheik Aremeyaw Shaibu mentioned that the covid-19 has prevented Muslims from gathering at open places to pray and fill the void of together as a family.

He said “The pandemic has made it impossible for us to connect as Muslims in the country”

Speaking on the appointment of Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu as Supreme Court Judge, Sheik Aremeyaw Shaibu mentioned that the Muslim community is grateful to the President for elevating a learned Muslim from a Zongo background to higher office.

He also thanked President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Bawumia and Second Lady, Samira Bawumia for taking time of their busy schedules to celebrate this year’s festivity with him.

The Chief Imam also used the celebration to call on the various political parties to do away with the political banters as the country prepares for the upcoming December 7 general elections.

He tasked the Electoral Commission to be circumspect in its dealings adding that a wrong decision can destroy the country.

The National Chief Imam prayed for the country, President Akufo-Addo, Dr. Bawumia; as well as Ghanaians.

President Akufo-Addo on his part, lauded the Muslim community for adhering to the restrictions adding that he is hopeful, the ban will be lifted soon.

“Measures are in place to see when the ban will be lifted. We cannot be in this forever” he said.

Speaking on the Free SHS policy, President Akufo-Addo advised parents in the Muslim community to capitalise on the programme adding the education is key in the lives of Ghanaians.

President Akufo-Addo assured the Muslim community of his support in their endeavours.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith