Ecobank lightens up for Eid
Ecobank Ghana has financed the first ever Fanous Ramadan that depicts the muslim lightening ceremony to mark the end of the ramadan fasting month in the country.
Done simultaneously in Accra and Tamale last Friday evening the event traditionally marks the beginning and end of Eid.
The light up the city project which is an old age custom started in Egypt during the arrival of the Caliph Muizz and connoted the use of lanterns and other lightening objects to lighten up the streets, homes and trees during the Ramadan.
It has since spread to all Muslim countries with the lightening up of streets, metallic and glass objects and buildings during Ramadan.
At a brief but colourful ceremony around the Nima Roundabout at Nima in Accra,the Acting Head of Corporate and Investment Banking NEcobank-Ghana , Mr Johnson Oware revealed that his outfit has been at the forefront of street lightening during the festive seasons since 2018.
"Our customers are both christians and muslims and we feel.it equally important to sponsor this project to preach togetherness and unity during and after Ramadan," he stated.
He added that Ecobank will continue to offer the best form of services to people of all religions and faiths calling while calling on the two religions in the country to cooperate for the development of the country.
"After 30 days of denying yourselves of all pleasures, it is time to celebrate," he stated.
The CEO of Jandel Limited, a luxury lifestyle and experience company that provided the lightening system, Madam Afi Amoro noted that the lights brings about peace, unity and hope.
She called on the Muslim community to be proud of their faith and enjoy their post Ramadan festivities.
The president of the Zongo Chiefs of Ayawso Mr Louis Seidu expressed gratitude to Ecobank and Jandel.Limited for realizing their Fanous Ramadan for the Muslim community in the country.
He called on all Muslims in all communities to unite for effective development and growth of the Muslim communities.
The gathering later thronged the Nima Roundabout to light up the giant tower erected and other objects decorated to be lightened up by Jandel Limited.