Accra, Ghana//-MTN Ghana today presented cash and assorted items to the National Chief Imam, in Accra towards the celebration of this year’s Eidul Fitr.
The telecoms company supported this year’s Eidul Fitr celebration with cash and items worth over GH¢60,000.00.
Specifically, MTN Ghana as a partner of the National Chief Imam today supported him and the entire Muslim community, just as it has done in the past 14 years.
The items and cash are listed below:
- 15 Bags of Rice
- 10 Cartons of Vegetable Oil
- 40 Packs of Mineral Water
- 15 Packs of soft drinks
- 10 Trays of tin Milk
- 4 boxes of Milo
- 5 bags of Sugar
- 2 boxes of tea bags
- A big Ram
- GHc 10,000 cash
- Airtime worth 1,000.00
In addition to these, similar donations are being done for Regional Chief Imams in Ashanti, Western and Northern regions.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the residence of the National Chief Imam at Fadama in Accra, the MTN Ghana’s General Manager for Regional Sales, Abubakar Mohammed, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has affected a lot of lives and livelihoods.
As a result, some responsibilities such as providing basic needs to support the needs of individuals and families now fall on the office of the National Chief Imam.
Especially during this month of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr, we know some families will depend on the office of the National Chief Imam for some support”. So, MTN Ghana came to support the National Chief Imam, he stated.
“Our donation today goes to affirm our appreciation for your support, patronage and loyalty to MTN. We thank you once again for your continued support of our activities and for the warm reception we have enjoyed over the years.
May Allah, the Most Gracious and Most Merciful, bestow on the Chief Imam and our households, good health, prosperity and total peace throughout the year. May He grant you and your families’ abundant grace and holiness now and always”.
He noted that the past two years have not been normal. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, people were unable to come together to pray and even break their fast as they usually do during Ramadan. This also affected the way they celebrated Eidul Fitr with all the restrictions we had to observe.
However “thanks to Allah, through prayers and supplications, the almighty Allah has shown us his infinite mercy and spared us from the impact of the pandemic, ” Mr Mohammed said.
“Things are gradually returning to normalcy. For the first time in two years, we have experienced some connection with family and friends during the Holy month of Ramadan. We believe this will be extended to Eidul Fitr celebration in the coming days”.
Even though the situation with pandemic has subsided and restrictions have been lifted, the virus is still with us. So, we are urging the Muslim community to continue to observe all the laid down protocols to help prevent the spread of Corona virus for good”.
Support to Salafest celebrations
MTN is also extending its support to Sala festival (Salafest) celebrations in Nima and Accra Newtown this year to revamp the celebrations after two years of being put on hold, Mr Mohammed said.
Customer experience and SIM re-registration
“To provide distinct customer experience during the celebration, MTN will set up stands at vantage points to provide customers with an enhanced customer experience whilst they celebrate.
In view of the ongoing SIM registration, we will also have a team that will register customers’ SIM with the Ghana Card”.
Prayers for MTN Ghana
In a short speech, the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usumanu Nuhu Sharubutu thanked MTN Ghana for the continuous support and prayed that; “Allah will bless MTN abundantly”.
Later, the spokesman of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu and Imams and Elders of the Muslim community received the items on behalf National Chief Imam and the Muslim community.
African Eye Report