Africa’s waste management leader, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has presented to the National Chief Imam, Dr. Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, food items for the Muslim community towards the celebration of this year’s Eid ul-Fitr.
The items, which were presented as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, are to be distributed to the vulnerable in his community for the Sallah celebration in Accra.
It included 10 cartons of oil and 30 bags of 25kgs of rice plus an undisclosed amount of money.
Presenting the items, Chief Corporate Communications Officer of the Jospong Group of Companies, the parent company of Zoomlion, Mrs Sophia Lissah, thanked the Chief Imam for his sustained prayers and quest to ensuring a peaceful co-existence among the religions in the country.
She said the management and staff members have enjoyed cordial relationship with the Chief Imam and the Muslim community over the years which she said ought to be maintained at all times.
Receiving the items, Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, expressed gratitude to Zoomlion Ghana Limited and its owner, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, for the consistency in supporting him during festive seasons, and prayed for Allah’s blessing to him to expand the Jospong companies to greater heights.
He urged the Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrants, especially the youth, to avoid crowds and unnecessary jubilation with motorbikes and other social vices noting the country is not in normal times this time around due to the covid-19 health crisis.
He admonished them to regularly wash their hands under running water with soap, use alcohol-based hand sanitisers, observe social/physical distancing and wear nose masks as prescribed by health experts to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus.
Spokesman of the Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, said the Chief Imam a virtual prayer on GBC was held Sunday with a few government functionaries and Islamic leaders to replace the large national gathering for prayers.
He appealed to all Muslims to ensure that they pray in their homes to help curb the spread of the virus, stressing “we are no longer in normal times.”