Alpha Radio, a well-known Muslim-based radio station at Anhwia-Oversees near Tafo, a Zongo community in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, has presented food items and clothing worth GHC 120,000 to over 3,000 Muslim residents in the area to aid them as they break the fast ahead of this year’s Eid-Ul-Fitr festive season
They were each presented with a fowl, cooking oil, five Kilogram bag of rice as well as unspecified amount of cash to facilitate the celebration.
In addition, each went home with brand new blankets, bed sheets and clothing.
The annual event is organized by Alpha Radio to put smiles on the faces of the vulnerable in society, including widows and the aged. It was under the slogan: “Let them enjoy.”
In an interview with Graphic Online Graphic last Tuesday, the CEO of Alpha Radio, Sheik Mohammed Ridwan Mohammed, urged Muslims to see this Ramadan festive as a privilege to share the little that they have with their neighbours, stressing that Islam was all about caring and sharing.
As an Islamic scholar, he reiterated the exemplary life Prophet Mohammed led and added that it was incumbent on all Muslims to emulate and continue to serve mankind.
He called on the Muslim community to live righteous lives, noting that “surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life”.
Sheik Mohammed hinted that as part of the station’s corporate social responsibility, the company had secured a five-acre plot of land at Asonomaso in the region, where it plans to put up an orphanage to cater for street children.
Commenting on the recent clashes between the Muslim community and the residents of Tafo, he commended both groups for smoking the peace pipe and said it was the only way development could be brought to the area.
He seized the opportunity to applaud government, the Tafo Traditional Council and leaders of the religious bodies for their swift intervention to salvage the community.
He advised the youth to stay away from the use and abuse of Tramadol and rather make good use of the youthfulness in order not to jeopardize their future.