Religion of Monday, 7 July 2014
Source: Nana Acquah
Christians and Muslims have been urged to prioritize the needs of the vulnerable in the society in their daily lives.
The Central and Western Regional Director of Direct-Aid Ghana, Mr Mr Asaad Khacaal Salill, who made the call, said the roles of Christians and Muslims were not only to worship God but also to serve the physical needs of their neighbours.
Mr Khacaal Salill said Muslims have to serve as role models in the society in the reformation of the destitute and supporting the orphans irrespective of where they lived or their present circumstances.
He said these when Direct-Aid Ghana donated items worth 32,800 Ghana Cedis to some communities in the Central and Western Regions as part of the Ramadan celebrations.
The items included 150 bags of rice, 10 bags of sugar, 10 bags of beans, 12 cartons of ideal milk, seven boxes of medium size canned tomatoes, and 150 gallons of 25 liter oil to serve 150 families in the two regions.
Presenting the items, Mr Khacaal Salill urged both Christians and Muslims to live a peaceful life.
“we don’t need to fight, whether we are Christians or Muslims, we are all worshiping God and so we must live peacefully as God wanted us to live”, he said.
The items which were donated to Christians, Muslims and Ayensudo Islamic orphanage home at Ayensudo and dubbed “Ramadan distribution” was to serve 150 families.
Direct-Aid which operates in 25 countries in Africa has four orphanage homes in Ghana including Ayensudo in the Central Region, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, Accra and Tamale in the Northern Region.
Mr Khacaal Salill called on other religious bodies to emulate the gesture.
Receiving the items, some of the beneficiaries thanked Mr Khacaal Salill and Direct-Aid Ghana for the kind gesture.
He also urged Muslims to use the Ramadan fasting period to pray to God to intervene in the country’s current economic challenges.