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General News of Sunday, 24 May 2020


LIVESTREAMED: Akufo-Addo joins Chief Imam, others for virtual Eid-ul-Fitr

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

National Chief Imam Sheik Usman Nuhu Sharubutu held a virtual Eid-ul-Fitr ceremony for the first time.

The decision to hold a virtual occasion is influenced by restrictions by government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

The government has placed a ban on public gatherings, including religious activities as it continues to battle the pandemic.

As Muslim faithfuls across the world gear up to mark the end of Ramadan, a period where persons who practice Islam fast from dawn to sunset for 30 days, a national ceremony was held at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation House.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as well as other dignitaries were present for the commemoration of this year's Eid-ul-Fitr.

Watch the event below: