National Executive Committee(NEC) member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Sherif Abdul Nasiru has justified the visitation of the former President John Dramani Mahama to some Zango communities during the holy month of Ramadan as timely.
According to the NEC Member, former President has been doing this over the years where he normally have iftar (breaking of fast) with them and make some small donations to the less privileged among them.
The NDC NEC member made this in an interview with thealhajj.com in Accra during the tour of the former President.
On Friday, 21st April, 2022, the Ramadan Iftar (breaking of fast) tour of Mr John Dramani Mahama took a little different turn to do community engagement with the aim of putting smiles on the faces of the aged and physically challenged persons within some major Zongo communities in Accra.
Former President John Dramani Mahama Started his toure from an area known as Alhamdu near Maamobi, ghrough to the Kador Mosque where he had iftar and a brief stopover at the Ayawaso East Constituency Office of the NDC. He then proceeded to Sabon Zango in the Ablekuma Central Constituency of the Greater Accra Region where he ended for the day.
It was all joy when JDM arrived at the fully packed Hamburg Mosque, Alhamdu near Mamobi where the Imam, Alhaji Hussein ask for Allah’s protection and guidance for him in return. The Former President handed over some packages to the Senior Citizens of the Mamobi community gathered at the mosque, prominent among the recipients of the package is an NDC stalwart and a long serving party faithful, Amin Mohammed Baaba popularly known as Commander.
At Nima, the Former President, made a brief stop over at the Kardor Mosque, then to the Ayawaso East Constituency Offfice of the NDC where he replicated the same gestures to smiles on the faces of the aged and Al-ulama (clerics) with his rich packages to enable them breake the fast.
The atmosphere was lit when John Mahama arrived at a suburb of Sabon Zongo, known as “Nguwan Makafai” (the physically challenged neighborhood). Here, President Mahama was met with a rousing welcome before his interaction with the Association of Muslim physically challenged persons, where he also presented similar packages to the physically challenged persons.
In a short speach, H.E John Dramani Mahama reiterated that, the harsh economic conditions in the country today has made it neccessary for the haves to support the have nots in other to promote the spirit of unity and National cohesion and assured the teeming crowd of the NDC’s commitment, never to turn their backs on the poor and downtrodden in the society.
The former President also reminded the people to remember Ghana in their prayers as we approach the last ten days of the Holy month of Ramadan where muslims expect to encounter the powerful Night of forgiveness and blessings known as Lailatul-kadir.
The leader and chief of the physically challenged persons prayed for Allah to grant the wishes of H.E John Dramani Mahama and thanked him for remembering them in what they termed the most difficult fasting since the 1983 Famine in Ghana.
Prominent among the former President entourage where Alhaji Muniru Limuna, Alhaji Nasir Shariff (NEC Member, NDC) Hon. Yusif Jaja, MP, Ayawaso North, Hon, Naza Toure and Hon. Dan Lateef, MP, AblekumaCentral.
Executives of National Zongo Caucus of the NDC like Alhaji Cole Younger (the National Coordinator) Alhaji Yahya Kondow, Alhaji Ashkar, Alhaji Mustapha Ibrahim, Alhaji Mohammed Naziru and the Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of the NDC Zongo Caucus, Ismail Horoya were all present to make the tour a successful one.