As part of efforts to contain the spread of the Covid-19, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has begun a nationwide disinfection of mosques across the country.
The exercise started Thursday with the disinfection the Madina Central Mosque, Shia Mosque Madina, Al-Aziz Central Mosque, Burma Camp, Ahlul-bait Institute Central Mosque, Alhamadiya Mosque and the Military Barracks Central Mosque.
The rest were Anlu Sunnah Mosque, Kardo Mosque – all in Nima and the Police Mosque, Cantonment.
It followed an appeal by the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, for the disinfection of all Islamic facilities, including mosques across the country.
Partly sponsored by the government through the Ministry of Zongo and Inner-City Development, the exercise forms part of Zoomlion Ghana Limited’s corporate social responsibility (CSR).
All the mosques that were disinfected had set-up Covid-19 Committees as directed by the central government as part of measures introduced for the easing of covid-19 restrictions.
Imams at the mosques told journalists they were ready and prepared observe the Jum’aj prayers Friday.
At the Madina Central Mosque, the Madina Chief, Baba Amadu Seidu, expressed the Moslem community’s appreciation to both the government and Zoomlion for the gesture.
“We are a law-abiding people and so we will comply with all the directives and Covid-19 preventive protocols outlined by the President,” he assured.
The Madina Central Mosque, he said, has also put in place the necessary measures to make sure that the 100 Moslems who will come to worship observe all the Covid-19 safety protocols.
According to him, the Moslem community in Madina and its environs has had several meetings with their chiefs and Imams all in an effort to ensure the safety of members during worship.
However, there were some reservations by the Alhamadiya Muslim Mission regarding the restriction on the 100 people who must congregate for worship.
The deputy Ameer II of the Alhamadiya Muslim Mission, Alhaji Wahab Issah, said limiting the number of Moslems who must congregate and worship was not helpful.
“We can’t pray with just 100 people, therefore, we have asked our members to stay at home,” he pointed out.
He has meanwhile commended Zoomlion and the government for the exercise, and called on all Moslems to support in the country’s quest to fight the coronavirus.