The National Union of Ghana Students in China dedicated Wednesday, March 25 to fast and pray as a call for divine intervention for Ghana’s COVID-19 outbreak. This initiative was in response to the President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo’s request for the country to fast and pray for divine mercy in the fight against the disease.
In effect, the Union called on all Ghanaians-Muslims, Christians-Traditionalist- in the Diaspora to commit the said day to fast and pray to the Almighty God on behalf of the nation.
The crowning moment of the event was an hour and thirty minutes long online group prayer session where about 80 students converged for an intercessory prayer session. The students thanked God for protecting them from the initial scare, as reported initially in China. They fervently prayed to God for his healing power, strength and guidance for Ghana’s medical personnel and leaders as they strive to combat this new threat.
The program was attended by several dignitary’s notable among them was Ghana’s Ambassador to China, H.E. Edward Boateng and Mr Abu Osuman (Minister Counsellor in charge of Political Affairs) at the Ghana Mission, Beijing.
In his closing remarks for the evening, The Ambassador encouraged the students to remember the Nation and its Leadership in prayers consistently. He proceeded to implore all the students to, as a matter of urgency, advise and educate their families back home about safety precautions in preventing the spread of the disease. Ending, he commended the Leadership for such a thoughtful initiative and promised his unwavering support for the Union going forward.
Following his advice, the Union has begun a massive campaign through the Media and Publicity Committee to vigorously educate the citizenry back home on WHO’s health precautions.
Under the auspices of the NEC, the project committee has also embarked on another fundraising campaign to solicit for financial assistance to purchase PPEs for the frontline health workers in Ghana.
We entreat the citizenry to abide by the safety rules and measures by practicing the recommended social distancing, usage of nose masks in public, and frequent thorough hand washing with soap.