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Ghanaian Muslim Leader Says Ramadan Brings Muslims Closer to God

A leader of one of Ghana’s Muslim communities says the holy month of Ramadan is not just for

celebration, but rather it’s the time when as a Muslim “you are enjoined to ”bring God closer to


Spirit of Communality

Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan is the Chairman of a Ghanaian political party, the National People’s

Convention. He told VOA’s Akwei Thompson, Ramadan is a month of sharing where those who

can afford, provide for those who cannot. “ You see a lot of communality,” he said.

The Ghanaian politician does not think the present world economic downturn will lessen that

spirit of communality.