Honourable Nii Lante Vanderpuye has donated a cow and a number of items including soft drinks, chairs, canopies and tables to the Muslim community in the Odododiodio constituency in support of their preparations towards the Annual Eid-El-Maulud Celebration in Odododiodio, Accra.
Sariki Asarul Deenil Islam of Zongo Lane, who received the donation on behalf of the people expressed his profound gratitude to the Honourable Member of Parliament for his continuous support for his people and prayed for the Almighty Allah’s blessing upon his life as well as in all his endeavors. He took the opportunity to urge all Muslims in the constituency to continue praying for Honourable Nii Lante Vanderpuye.
Latif Osman, the former Assembly member for Nmliitsa Gonno Electoral Area and a former Constituency Secretary, who made the presentation on behalf of the Member of Parliament said since Eid-El-Maulud is the celebration of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed, Honourable Nii Lante Vanderpuye decided to give his support in recognition of the role that Islam had played in the development of society in general.
Hon. Latif Osman who is currently a member of the Regional Communication Committee (NDC) and a Constituency Executive Member in Odododio said that Honourable Nii Lante Vanderpuye is very much aware of the various contributions and sacrifices the Muslim community in the Odododiodio Constituency has continuously made in support of his efforts to bring development to the people of Odododiodio and for that matter will not relent on supporting them in all their endeavors. “Honourable Nii Lante Vanderpuye is always ready and willing to help us” he added.
The Hon. Member of Parliament for Odododiodioo who was raised by his Muslim grandmother has always made development in the Zongos his priority. He was few years ago awarded by the National Chief Immam and Muslim Community of Accra for his initiatives and proactively supporting the development of the Zongo communities in Accra.
The progam which is scheduled for Saturday 22nd of February 2020 at Zongo lane from 9pm will be attended by many dignitaries including the National Chief Imam, His Emminence Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuh Sharubutu, Sheihk Yahyal Amin, Alhaji Saani the Imam of Zongo Lane, Alhaji K.K. English, Sarkin Hausawa and Nii Ayi Bontey II (Gbese Mantse).
The celebration of Eid-El-Maulud is a very special day in countries professing the Muslim religion of Islam, as it commemorates the birth of the prophet Muhammad, who gave birth to Islam. This day is celebrated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.
Some Muslims see this day as a time of celebration and praise. That is why there are countries where the streets are flooded with torch parades, and houses and mosques are decorated for the occasion. So do the women with their hands, on which they paint beautiful drawings made with henna ink. For their part, the men are usually dressed in white chilabas and red hats. In many cities there are also special events that focus on the events of Muhammad’s life according to the Koran and Hadith.