The Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB) has presented a cheque for GH¢10,000 to support the national Chief Imam, Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, to cater for the Muslim community in the country.
The gesture, which forms part of the corporate social responsibility of GFZB, was also aimed at assisting the muslim community after this year’s Ramadan.
Presenting the amount at a ceremony in Accra yesterday, the acting Deputy Executive Director of GFZB, Ms Obuobia Darko-Opoku, commended Sheik Sharubutu for his exemplary leadership.
She said the current unity among Muslims, coupled with the religion’s quest to support the development of Ghana, deserved commendation.
“The GFZB thought it wise to assist the national Chief Imam with this amount, especially after the one-month Ramadan fasting,” Ms Darko-Opoku said.
She, therefore, said the institution would continue to support Muslims to carry out its work and activities.
Receiving the cheque, the national Chief Imam, lauded the leadership of the GFZB for the support it had over the past years given to Muslims.
He said during the Ramadan period, the muslim community used the occasion to pray for Allah’s blessing on the lives of Ghanaians and the nation.
Sheik Sharubutu, therefore, expressed hope that despite the current economic challenges, Ghana would bounce back because “Allah accepted our plea”.