The Chief of Nkawkaw Zongo, (Sarikinzongo), Alhaji Abdul Nasir Usman has appealed to Ghanaians, especially the youth to continue to adhere all the WHO and government’s laid down protocols in fighting the novel coronavirus global pandemic in order to stay alive and safe.
“Sarikinzongo” Nkawkaw made the appeal when he granted an exclusive interview Ghananews247.com news team at his palace during the Eid – Mubarak celebrations.
According to the chief, even though Muslims everywhere in the world have participated passionately in this years Ramadan and prayed to Allah to take away the cup of COVID-19 from amongst humans in the world, the pandemic still persist and therefore advised all Ghanaians, especially the youth to keep on with adherence to the laid down protocols and be very careful with their lives, most especially, abstain from hard drugs.
“It is very unfortunate that the joy of this year’s Ramadan and Eid Mubarak has been interrupted by COVID-19 but we will continue to plead with Allah for his mercies to set the world free from it. One thing I want to reiterate is that, our holy Prophet Muhammed, told us to be healthy and strong before we come before him in worship and therefore I will want to plead with all Ghanaians, especially the youth to remember always that, the pandemic exist and therefore we should wear our face masks, wash their hands regularly and sanitize, practice social distancing in all situations and if possible stay home if necessary ” he said.
Alhaji Abdul Nasir Usman also took the opportunity to plead with the entire nation, particularly government and its decision makers to rather broaden the discussions on the reopening of schools and churches before they take such a decision.
” Indeed education is key to prosperity but looking at our West African nations, none of them are hastening to reopen their school and therefore in my personal opinion, I wish that government broaden the scope of consultations and discussions on the matter and make the best decision, including the churches and mosques” he added.
The Zongo chief however adviced the people of Nkawkaw to be very careful of themselves, now that the municipality has began recording some cases.
“Let me use this opportunity to advice the people of Nkawkaw which is the gate way to the Kwahu Ridge to be very vigilante and careful against the pandemic, especially now that we have started recording some cases ” he noted.
He finally wished the Kwahuhene, Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II and his eminent sub chief, government officials, all Muslims and every Ghanaian a very big “Batik De Salah and prayed for God’s guidance and mercies for Ghana.
Report by Nana Kwame Andoh