Ecobank Ghana, one of the leading banks in the country, has extended its annual Light Up the City initiative to the Muslim community in the country during the Ramadan period. This year’s Ramadan edition of the event saw the bank light up the streets of Nima in Accra and Tamale in the Northern Region to bring joy to the faces of Ghanaian Muslims.
Since 2018, Ecobank Ghana, together with state and private partners, has been lighting up the city of Accra during the Christmas and New Year seasons. However, this year, the gesture was extended to the Muslim community as they celebrate their annual Ramadan period.
The Light Up the City initiative, which is under the auspices of the Greater-Accra Regional Coordinating Council and its respective local authorities, is executed by Jandel Limited, a decor, luxury and lifestyle experience company. The initiative is solely sponsored by Ecobank Ghana and other partners.
The maiden Ramadan edition was solely sponsored by Ecobank Ghana, and the Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana, Dan Sackey, noted that street lighting during the holy month of Ramadan, traditionally referred to as Fanous Ramadan, has been practiced in Egypt and the larger Arab world for ages. He added that the practice has now become very common and observed in Muslim communities in most parts of the world, including the West.
Dan Sackey said that as a bank, Ecobank carries out such activities as part of its corporate social responsibility aimed at bringing joy and smiles to the faces of all Muslims. He urged Ghanaian Muslims to let the efforts of the Ramadan lighting not be in vain but to achieve its real purpose of making the light guide the way for all of us, now and forever.
The gesture is significant as it highlights the bank’s commitment to promoting inclusiveness and unity among Ghanaians, regardless of their religion. For the most part, initiatives like this go a long way in fostering harmony and strengthening the bond of unity among people of diverse backgrounds.
Source: Ghana News Agency.