The light Foundation, an NGO has donated assorted sanitary items to the Anbariya Sunni central mosque among others in Tamale to enable them observe the safety protocols at various places of worship in the community.
The move is to prevent the spread of the coronavirus which has infected thousands of Ghanaians and killed millions of people across the globe.
The items Donated included 3 pieces of Veronica buckets, 300 pieces of face masks and 5 pieces of thermometer guns.
The donation was in fulfilment of request made by some of the leaders in the community to well meaning Ghanaians and philanthropic organisations to support them with sanitary materials at the various mosques to enable them adhere to the safety protocols required for public gartherings in the wake of the opening of mosque and churches in the country.
According to the CEO of the Light Foundation, Sheikh Ali Abubakar Napari, the gesture forms part of the organisation’s role and commandment to moslems to support their brothers particularly at a time when they are preparing for their Islamic festivals and are unable to worship as a result of little challenges facing them which could be addressed if people extended a hand to them.
“These mosque were under lock and key because they needed to have the sanitary materials before they go and worship. We are therefore supporting them with whatever little we have to enable them worship at the mosque without difficulty. A little assistance you provide for fellow human beings God will reward you abundantly.” he noted
Sheikh Napari appealed to Ghanaians especially NGO’s and other benevolent organisations to support the needy and the less privileged in their communities whenever they call on them.
The Islamic cleric also appealed to Ghanaians especially moslem communities to eschew violence and serve as agent of peace before, during and after the Dec. 7 elections.
He emphasised “We should Propagate peace as religious leaders and pray to Àlmighty Allah for peaceful elections.
Sheikh Tanko Abubakar who received the items on behalf of Sheikh Said Abubakar thanked the foundation for their supports and immense assistance to the vulnerable in society.
He further asked for Allah’s blessings for the foundation to enable them grow immeasurably.
The next port of call was at the Tijaniya central mosque where The light Foundation donated other sets of sanitary wares to the people.
A similar exercise also took place in Accra where the foundation donated food packages to the Teshie Children’s Home and some residents in Osu and La to mark the Eid-al-adha festival
The light Foundation is an Islamic Non-Governmental Organisation aimed at supporting the vulnerable and needy in society.
For the past decade, the organisation has lightened the heart of many vulnerable people and deprived communities in various parts of the country not only by helping meet their physical needs but improving their spiritual wholeness as well.
The Light Foundation (TLF) operates in the following areas: water sanitation and Hygiene, women and children issues and advocacy.
Other areas includes Infrastructure, scholarship and skills development.
Source: Ebenezer Kofi Amponsah/Africa News network