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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished Muslim youth to mark this year’s Eid ul-Fitr with caution.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished Muslim youth to mark this year’s Eid ul-Fitr with caution.

“The nation needs you alive,” he said in a short statement released yesterday to congratulate Muslims as they mark the end of Ramadan.
“Besides the spiritual attainment of the month, you deserve commendation for the strict disciplinary code that you have adhered to throughout the period,” he said.

He also expressed the belief that Allah will “shower His grace, mercies, and peace on our nation, and make her great and strong. To the youth, I urge you to celebrate with caution.”

Bawumia’s message

Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia expressed his gratitude to Allah for mercies and guidance for a successful holy month of Ramadan.

He thanked the Ummah for their prayers for Ghana and urged all Muslims and Ghanaians to continue living in peace, unity and tolerance as the only way of ensuring the country’s rapid development.

“Samira [the Second Lady] and I want to use the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr to send our heartfelt gratitude to the Ummah for their prayers for Ghana,” the Vice-President said.


The New Patriotic Party, for its part, asked Muslims to use the celebrations to pray for the Government of Ghana, under the leadership of the President and the Vice-President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

The party also urged Muslims to commit the whole nation into the hands of the Almighty Allah to ensure His mercy and grace. This appeal appeared in a statement signed by the NPP’s national Nasara co-ordinator, Abdul Aziz Futah.

“As Muslims in Ghana and across the globe climax the end of Ramadan with the celebration of Eid ul-Fitr today, the NPP is pleased to congratulate them on this milestone occasion and wishes them a successful Eid (Eid Mubarak) or Eid ul-Fitr.”

Congratulating Muslims on successfully completing the Ramadan fast, the NPP called on them, and young Muslims, in particular, to exercise moderation and circumspection in their celebrations, so that no casualties are recorded in the course of the holiday.

The Eid ul-Fitr festival of breaking the fast is characterised by prayers and thanksgiving.

Muslims across Ghana joined their global counterparts to observe 30 days of fasting, beginning on Monday May 6. The religious exercise, observed by the Prophet Muhammad as described in the Quran, ended on the dawn of Wednesday June 5.