Muslim groups and leaders in the Asokwa Municipality last Friday were presented with food stuff as well as hand washing items valued at thousands of cedis.
The gesture which was carried out by the Member of of Parliament (MP), Madam Patricia Appiagyei was to aid Muslims in the Ramadan fast they have embarked on.
Speaking at a brief ceremony at her house in Asokwa, Madam Appiagyei said it was needful that her outfit responded to the religious group in two ways.
She noted that the hand washing items such as the veronica buckets, washing soaps, hand sanitizers and others was to help them to be battle ready against the COVID-19 outbreak.
The food items which consisted of cartons of Quaker oats, bags of rice, bags of sugar, cartons of milk, cartons of cooking oil and others was to provide nourishment for the groups anytime they end their fast each day, the MP noted.
“I came here today to perform this simple task of creating awareness of COVID-19 and the need for us to observe all the necessary precautions as well as provide some food items to my Muslim leaders to help them participate in the Ramadan fast so they can pray for our President and all of us”, Madam Appiagyei intimated passionately.
On his part, Alhaji Salifu Asamiru, Nasara Coordinator for Asokwa NPP thanked the MP for the gesture.
He noted that the MP has in every Ramadan season donated to the over 28 mosques in the Municipality.
The Muslim leaders in the area, the coordinator intimated are very appreciative of the efforts of the MP.
Alhaji Asamiru prayed for the country as it deals with the COVID-19 outbreak and asked that Allah grants President Akufo Addo wisdom to oversee the affairs of the nation.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asokwa, Chief Akwannuasa Gyimah commended the MP for her continued kindness to the Muslim community.
He asked that Muslim leaders use the COVID-19 items judiciously to battle the pandemic.
Chief Akwannuasa urged the groups to religiously adhere to all the social distancing measures as well as put their masks on any time they are out.
He dismissed the claim that residents of Asokwa are the second most infected with COVID-19, indicating that the Municipality houses one of the treatment centres in the Region and thus many cases in the Region are referred to the Kumasi South Hospital for testing and treatment.