- There will be no public gathering for regional and district Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers
- This directive is in view of the coronavirus disease which has plagued the country for over a year
- Also, there will be no social activities involving crowds at any particular time during the celebrations
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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that there will be no public gathering for regional and district Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers.
This directive is in view of the coronavirus disease which has plagued the country for over a year.
All Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra Region (GAR) in collaboration with their respective Police Commanders and other security apparatus have been directed to ensure compliance.
According to a report filed by Graphiconline, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, said the security services have been directed to ensure that there was no street carnival within the Zongo communities.
In a statement signed by Henry Quartey, he urged MMDA Security Councils to also ensure that there were no social activities during the celebrations.
He further noted that all beaches remain closed as directed by the President with strict monitoring by the Security apparatus.
“Due to the new variant of COVID-19, we call on all and sundry to cooperate with government in ensuring the safety of everyone and help curb the spread of the pandemic,” the statement said.
The statement recalled that the Office of Sheik Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam, had released a statement on the need to strictly observe COVID-19 safety protocols during this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr prayer and celebrations.
In other news, Ningo Prampram lawmaker, Sam George, described the arrest of Citi FM journalists—Caleb Kudah and Zoe Abu-Baidoo as “archaic and senseless.”
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Sam George accused the media of being complicit in the perpetuation of “these shameless acts of intimidation, and today it has come after them sadly.”
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He said no government, National Democratic Congress (NDC) or New Patriotic Party (NPP), should actively be working to shut out the voices of the citizenry.
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