The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has presented food items to the Muslim community, ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration this weekend.

In what has been a routine, even before he became a Member of Parliament in 1996, Mr. Mahama asked the National Zongo Caucus Coordinator of the NDC, Alhaji Mohammed Coolie Younger, to distribute the items to the various Muslim groupings.

The beneficiaries include the office of the National Chief Imam, Al-Sunna, Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, the Shia, Council of Muslims Organisations and other underprivileged Muslims.

The items presented were made up of 600 bags of rice, 600 food boxes and 100 boxes of cooking oil.

Eid celebrations this year have been dampened by the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The usual prayers, parties and street events which see large gatherings will be absent as Islamic leaders have urged people to stay indoors.

Already there is a ban on social gatherings in Ghana. President Akufo-Addo has extended the ban until May 31.