The Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has donated assorted food items to Muslims in support of the Ramadan.

These included 100 bags of rice, 50 boxes of edible oil, 50 bags each of Lipton tea and sugar.

Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, the Regional Minister, handed over the items to the Regional Chief Imam, Sheikh Haroun Abdul-Mumin, at a ceremony held at the Kumasi Central Mosque.

He encouraged the Islamic faithful to use the holy month to pray for Allah’s continued blessings of peace, unity and progress of the nation.

They should also use the period of spiritual cleansing to renew their commitment to religious tolerance and harmony, he added.

Mr. Osei-Mensah used the occasion to remind everybody to get right with the law, pointing out that, no meaningful development could take place in the midst of lawlessness and confusion.

He invited the Muslim community to join the fight against illegal mining, popularly referred to as ‘galamsey’, corruption and other malpractices impeding the progress of the country.

He underlined the government’s determination to keep faith with the people – to work hard to transform their living conditions.

Sheikh Abdul-Mumin said they were grateful to the RCC for the gesture.