Member of Parliament (MP) for Sene West Constituency in the Bono East Region Mr. Kwame Twumasi Ampofo, has donated food items to religious bodies (Muslims, christians, and traditional leaders) in the constituency as they observe Ramadan, a period of fasting in Islam.

The food items included rice and sugar worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to support them during the period.

Mr. Ampofo explained that “Ramadan in Islam is the period where Muslims fast and ask for purity. It is also the time when Muslims especially those in the constituency pray for Allah’s intervention for the district. So I came to present these items to them to support and facilitate their spiritual activity and ask for prayers for the development of the constituency”.

The presentation was in fulfillment of the MP’s pledge to support the community during Ramadan and Eid fitr festival.

The Sene West lawmaker commended the Muslims for their continuous fasting and praying for the development of the constituency and region as well as upholding peace and living in harmony with the indigenes over the years and called on them to continue to pray for the peace for the country especially as Ghana prepares towards election 2020.

When asked why he donated to the christens, and traditional leaders even though they are fasting as their Muslims counterparts are doing, the Sene West MP explained that even though the christens, and traditional leaders do not have a particular days set aside to fast and pray, they are constantly praying for the growth of the district.

“It is for this reason, that I always extend this kind gesture to the Christens and the traditional communities any time I support my brothers and sisters from the Muslim communities” Mr. Ampofo said.

The District Chief Imam, Mallam Rashid Ibrahim, who received the items praised the MP for his generosity and continued support to Muslims and stated the readiness of Muslims in the district to work towards peace and rapid development of the constituency and the region as a whole.

He prayed against all forms of negativity in the district and asked Allah for the progress and development of the district.

The District Chief Imam however, sounded a word of caution to members of the various religious groupings to desist from attacking each other in the name of religion.

“We are all worshiping the same God. The only difference between Muslims, Christens, traditionalists etc. is the mode of worship. This should not bring fight, rancor and acrimony to disrupt the peace Ghanaians are enjoying.

“Any true worshiper of God does not fight, kill, steal, causes troubles and disaffection for one another. The only thing we need to do is respect for one another’s religion and beliefs and when this is done, I can assure you we will all live in peace and harmony.” He stated.

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Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH


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