National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu has requested for a virtual technology that he can use to broadcast a sermon to Muslims around the country at the close of the impending Ramadan fast.
At a meeting with the President today, Sheikh Sharubutu’s spokesperson explained that such a technology would make it easy for Muslims to comply with the ban on social gathering which makes it impossible for the faithful to congregate in mosques.
Already, Christian churches have taken to virtual platforms to conduct their sermons in a move not to risk arrest for flouting directives banning big social gatherings.
President Akufo-Addo, who is meeting the leadership of the Islamic faith as part of a series of meetings with identifiable groups in the country obliged the Chief Imam, saying he will consider the request.
At an open session with the Chief Imam and his entourage, President Akufo-Addo had reiterated his explanation that the ban on social gathering is still in force as a measure to protect lives in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to him, as soon as it becomes safe to do so, the ban will be lifted to enable social gatherings, including church and mosque worship meetings to commence.
The Chief Imam and his entourage also used the opportunity to officially inform President Akufo-Addo of the impending Ramadan, with fasting commencing either from tomorrow or Friday.