Muslims in Bechem and its environs have thronged to the Bechem Islamic Primary School Park to say prayers to celebrate Eid-ul Adha.
The muslims and the dignitaries in a prayer sections
Leading the muslims in prayer, the Chief Imam, Alhaji Ibrahim Gariba said, muslims celebrate Eid-UI-Adha to seek forgiveness from Allah and advised muslims youth in the district and the country as a whole to respect an elderly persons and avoid indulging themselves in things that will not bring peace since without peace, a Nation cannot develop.
The Member of Parliament for Tano South Constituency Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere who joined the Muslims to celebrate the day, in a speech wished all the Muslims ‘’Barka de Sallah’’. He also expressed the felicities of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo- Addo the President of the Republic of Ghana to them and said, it is imperative as the MP for the Area to be part of the celebration to give Allah the glory.
The Member of Parliament for Tano South Constituency Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere addressing the Muslims
Hon. Sekyere called on all to be law – abiding in order for the district to enjoy the relatively peace it has always enjoyed over the years. He said, government want Muslims leadership to impart their skills and knowledge to the younger generation and for that matter, he and MP for the constituency have assisted Derma Chief Imam to go to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage and assured others to extend same gesture to those who may put in effort to attend Hajj next year.
The Tano South District Chief, Hon Collins Offinam Takyi in a speech welcomed all muslims gathered at the prayer session and wished them ‘’Barika da Sallah’’. He informed the Adult muslims to send their children to school and urged the younger generation also to respect their teachers.
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon Collins Offinam Takyi addressing the gathering
Hon. Offinam said they have met some executives in the muslims communities to discuss how the zongo development fund will be used and hinted that a Bill is before parliament and if the Bill is passed by parliament some of the funds will be given to people as loan. He said the availability of the fund will also help to improve the living standard of the muslims.
On education Hon. Takyi said, the government has declared free SHS education for students entering Senior High Schools in September, 2017 and called on all to adhere to the government’s directive as soon as the programme is rolled in the district.
The District Chief Executive later made a personal presentation of 100 pieces of mats, 50 Tasbia, and undisclosed amount to the Chief Imam to say prayer for the President and all and sundry.
The Hon. MP and the DCE presenting the items to the Muslims