President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended his warm wishes to all Muslims across the country, as they begin their 30-day Ramadan prayers and fasting.
“Ramadan Kareem to all Muslims in Ghana. May this period of fasting and praying strengthen the peace and unity that exist amongst us,” Mr Akufo-Addo said in a tweet, hoping the period helps unite Ghanaians.
Ramadan, the fourth pillar of Islam is observed in the ninth month on the Islamic (Hijri) calendar.
Within the period (Sawn) which is termed as a holy month, Muslims across the world fast and pray for various purposes.
Muslims believe the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed during Ramadan hence it is observed with much reverence.
While some Ghanaian Muslims began the fast on Wednesday, 16 May 2018, others also began on Thursday, 17 May 2018.