March 26, 2020

Parliament on Wednesday observed the National fasting and prayer during its proceedings declared by President Nana Akufo-Addo to be observed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chairman of the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship and Member of Parliament for Ho West, Emmanuel Kofi Bedzrah led the Christian prayer while the Muslim prayer was led by the Chairman of the Muslim Caucus, Inusah Fusenie, MP for Tamale Central.

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye asked God for forgiveness as he offered the closing prayer to mark the day.

According to the Speaker, there are two dominant religion in Ghana, Christians and Muslim, and they both observe fasting and prayer as part of their faith.
“The good book talks about if in times of crises his people would humble themselves and seek his face he would come to our aid”.

As at the time of writing this story yesterday, March 25, 2020, the Ghana Health Services had confirmed two deaths with ninety-three confirmed cases.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/