The President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya has offered a consignment of 30,000 face masks to the Muslim and Christian communities in the country ahead of the feast of Ramadan and Ascension observed by both denominations respectively.
The anti-COVID-19 gifts were handed over to the Archbishop of Yaounde, Imams and Secretary General of the Presbyterian Church Cameroon by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji Monday May 10.
While handing over the consignment to these religious officials, Minister Paul Atanga Nji said it is a gift from the Head of State to his compatriots, few days to the Muslim feast of Ramadan and Christian Ascension Day, to permit them feast in the strict respect of COVID-19 barrier measures.
Both observances will be void of celebrations but at the individual levels, Christians and most especially Muslim will open their doors to strangers as recommends the holy Quran.
While Christians will observe the Ascension Day on Thursday May 13, Muslim are still waiting on the appearance of the moon to know when to end the fasting. If it appears this evening, the feast of Ramadan will be celebrated on Wednesday and if not, it will be observed on Thursday, same day with Ascension.