Former President Jerry John Rawlings together with his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings has asked Muslims to pray for Ghana amidst the Covid-19 pandemic as they celebrate the Eid-ul-Adha festival.

In a statement Thursday, Mr Rawlings said the disease has caused havoc in the lives of many, therefore, Muslims should remember to ask for mercy for the country and its citizens.

“Let us also take advantage of the period to counsel friends and family on the need to adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols of social distancing, wearing of masks, regular washing of hands and use of hand sanitizers,” he said.

“We should also be a blessing on the less-privileged by sharing our celebratory meals with them,” he added.

Former President Rawlings then wished all Muslims a happy Eid Mubarak.