Saudi Ambassador to Ghana, Meshal Hamdan Al-Rogi, has announced that the Kingdom is donating 50 tons of dates to the Ghanaian Muslim Community to help with the mark of this year’s Ramadan.
In a Ramadan speech to Muslims in the country, he said the donation is token effort by the Kingdom to help mitigate the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on people in the country and the toll it is taking on their commemoration of the Ramadan.
“I understand what you feel for not being able to go the Mosque in this holy month of fasting, not having your usual Iftar with friends and neighbours, but we need to adjust ourselves, as Ramadan itself teaches us how to adjust our routine lifestyle,” he said.
According to him, the donation of dates to Ghanaian Muslim community will be done yearly from this year’s Ramadan onwards.
the Kingdom, he said, is also donating US$500million to the World Health Organization to help fight the deadly pandemic.
H.E. Meshal Hamdan Al-Rogi urged Muslims to practice good hygiene, adhere to social distancing protocols and stay home if it is not absolutely necessary to go out.
“Brothers and Sisters let us all remember that adhering to the personal protective directives from the covid-19 is not just obedience to our leaders but also to Almighty Allah and to the holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him),” he said.