The Assembly member for Abirem electoral area in the Kwabre East Municipality of Ashanti, Hon. Abdul Fatawu Yahaya has stated that this year’s Eid Ul Adha celebration is among the ones that do not meet the target.
He said, most of the Muslims though converged and prayed alright but did not able to afford animals be it cattle, goat or sheep.
Hon. Fatawu Yahaya told newsmen that hard economic crisis has resulted in this unfortunate situation which the leadership of the country under His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo must sit up to turn things around to benefit every Ghanaian.
He said, he is speaking as an ordinary man and in reality things are very tough and hard these days. According to him, dollar rate is one of the major causes of the problem as cattle dealers are finding it difficult to transport more from neighboring countries into Ghana.
He said, as compare to last year, this year’s event is totally flop and the government must put right measures in place to celebrate the future ones in a grand style.
” Last year like this, cattle were in abundance right in front of my father’s house as everybody was enjoying himself or herself but this year, nothing is being seen here” he added.
He said, he believes that the prayers that were said during the event would turn things around coupled with good measures that leaders put up in place.
In his special message, he urged all Muslims to continue to live by the principles of faithfulness, obedience and generosity as they are found in the Quran.
According to him, though the event has ended but these principles must be part and parcel of their lives only if they want heaven as their permanent home in future.
He used the encounter once again to hammer some of the challenges in his electoral area.
He mentioned poor road network especially from Abirem to Nwamase , poor school building at Nwamase and lack of provision of street bulbs.
According to him, sometimes in order to make the road accessible by both drivers and passengers, he has to hire trucks with sands to fill in that regard.
He said, this year’s alone, the area has not received a single bulb from the Municipal Assembly headed by Nana Osei Assibey.
He said, last year he received only four bulbs from the Assembly and it took the intervention of Hon. Muntaka Mubarak, Member of Parliament (MP) to supply him additional twenty bulbs free of charge.
He said, his electoral area is one of the biggest in the country but it seems the Assembly is not showing much interest to address their concerns. Story by Charles Ampong