Scores of persons, on Friday, April 17, queued up in front of the Business office of the Countrywide Main Imam, Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, in anticipation of a distribution of some relief things.
The residents, who were being exhibiting full disregard for some directives by President Akufo-Addo together with social distancing, allegedly showed up soon after they had data that there was heading to be a donation from the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting Wang, to the spiritual chief.
Describing the scenario as stressing, Liaison Officer at the Imam’s Business, Ali Suraj, claimed the residents ended up not invited to the donation workout.
“The Chinese Ambassador, collectively with the Chinese group in Ghana, decided to donate to the Muslim community but the group you see had been not invited.
“It’s like at any time they see people bringing a thing to the Main Imam then they appear on their have. Immediately the gifts are introduced to the Imam, they choose it away and he hardly ever talks due to the fact he is a chief for all.
“So they have been not invited, they just saw it and arrived close to. They know the Chief Imam will not just take the things so they come for him to share it to them,” he instructed JoyNews.
He stated the authorities collectively with security personnel are at this time on the ground to disperse the crowd and be certain social distancing.
“The police are here striving to guard individuals and the Chinese Ambassador has also arrived. So soon after the presentation we will just share the merchandise amid the citizens with rapid influence so they can go residence.”
On Monday April 13, social media consumers expressed problem when a online video displaying hundreds of residents on the streets of Asokwa in breach of the lockdown and social distancing protocols, went viral.
Several lifted troubles with the way governing administration officers in cost of the distribution of food had been dealing with the physical exercise. In accordance to them, the distribution of aid products to the fewer privileged was now more probably to boost the distribute of the coronavirus in Ghana.
Subsequently, govt through the Facts Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, warned that philanthropists involved in distributing reduction deals and food stuff to the underprivileged amid the Covid-19 lockdown, will be designed to prevent if they do not make sure that beneficiaries obey coronavirus avoidance regulation.