The Okaikoi North Municipal Assembly has presented food items worth GH¢30,000 to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, towards the celebration of Eud-ul-Fitr, the festival to signify the end of the Ramadan period.
The food items were 110 bags of rice and 110 cartons of cooking oil.
Ten bags each of the separate items were also presented to 11 Muslim communities within the municipality.
The communities were Kissiman, Abofu, Achimota, Akweteman, Nii Boi Town, Fish Pond, Apenkwa, Abeka, Gbemomo Muslim, Olengle-Hajia Binto and Woyeman-Botwe Mosque.
Presenting the items, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Boye Laryea, said it was the assembly's support to the Muslims after their long fasting period.
He said the gesture was in appreciation of Muslims’ contributions towards the development of the area.
"The gesture is also meant to encourage Muslims to continue to support the government in the implementation of policies to move the country forward," he said.
The MCE advised Muslim youth to be disciplined and avoid social vices that could affect the image of Islam as they celebrated the Eud-ul-Fitr.
He congratulated Muslims for successfully going through the Ramadan and praying for the nation as well.
Mr Laryea prayed that Allah would continue to bless the National Chief Imam, describing him as an epitome of peace who, through his leadership, had taken proactive steps to resolve major conflicts in the country.
Receiving the items on behalf of Sheikh Sharubutu at his residence at New Fadama in Accra, the Protocol Officer of the Chief Imam, Alhaji Abdul Latif Abdul Salaam, expressed appreciation to the assembly for the gesture and gave the assurance that they would always pray for peace, stability and unity in the country.