The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has urged political parties in the country to join hands and fight the COVID 19 pandemic together.
His comment comes in the wake of the war of words between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on COVID-19 issues.
Former President John Mahama and the Minority in Parliament have criticized the government’s approach in handling the pandemic.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, in response to the criticisms, said the former president has no moral right to question the government because he failed to resolve the power crises “dumsor”, after four years in government.
Supporters of the two parties have been at each others throats over the past week on social media, trading insults and accusations.
The Chief Imam believes the fight against the pandemic can be effective if the political parties, especially the two main parties, join hands and fight the pandemic together
He said the current situation calls for unity and mobilisation of resources and ideas to ensure Ghana’s safety from the notorious virus that was distabilising businesses globally.
Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu said these yesterday when the leadership of the NPP paid a courtesy call on him at his residence and presented 40 bags of rice, 40 bags of sugar, 40 cartons of milk and 40 boxes of Lipton.
An amount of GHC10,00.00 was also presented to the Chief Imam by the National Chairman of NPP, Mr. Freddy Blay as part of the party’s support for the Muslim Community in this period of Ramadan.
Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu expressed gratitude to the NPP leadership for the presentation which he said had come at the right time due to the pressure at his Office to fend for the poor in this period of Ramadan fast.
He appealed to the public to adhere to directives and preventives measures instituted by the government to contain the spread of the virus.20