Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has urged parents to use Ramadan to restore society’s shattered structure.
Recently, a Muslim boy was murdered in Kasoa by teenagers who intended to use him for money rituals in order to be counted as part of society’s affluent.
This has sparked discussions about whether society is increasingly losing its way, and whether parents are failing in their responsibilities to their children.
However, the former President believes that it is important for parents to keep a close eye on their children during Ramadan and to teach them the values of devotion, discipline, and self-sacrifice that Ramadan instills in us through words and deeds.
The former NDC flagbearer acknowledged that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other problems that threatened to unravel our strong social fabric of culture and togetherness, we have remained a united people through Allah’s divine mercy.
Read His Full Statement Here:
Warm greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters across the country, at the beginning of the Ramadan fast. It is an occasion that inspires compassion, sharing and fraternity.
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges that have threatened to unknit our strong social fabric of community and togetherness, we have by Allah’s divine mercy remained a united people.
As we strive to keep ourselves and our families in good health, let us also keep close watch over the younger members of our society and through our words and deeds, teach them the values of love, discipline and self-sacrifice that Ramadan inspires in us.
Lordina and I wish you good health during this period of fasting. Ramadan Kareem.