General News Sun, 24 May 2020
President Akufo-Addo has sent out well wishes to Muslims across the country who are today May 24, celebrating Eid ul-Fitr under the coronavirus restriction.This year’s Eid al-Fitr has become a more somber celebration despite it being one of the most important festivals on the Muslim calendar.
The president who noted the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on this year's festival acknowledged the sacrifices made by Muslims in this period by forfeiting their usual congregating at the mosque with respect for the ban on public gathering.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was hopeful that things will get better by next year to allow for mass prayers that have been banned across the country in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus.
“I am very hopeful that, next year, Muslims in the country will congregate as they have done over the years, and celebrate Eid ul-Fitr fullyand without any restriction. We will go back, in joy, to Black Star Square,” President Akufo-Addo wrote.
Below is the message from President Akufo-Addo to Muslims in Ghana: