This Ramadan, spend wisely, stop habit of excess

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Instead of overspending, let us help others in the spirit of fasting. The nation has again been reassured that food supplies are abundant. Unlike in some other countries during the coronavirus pandemic, there is no serious food shortages in the UAE. No long lines at food outlets. Supermarkets shelves are fully stocked. This is the result of a sound government strategy.

The COVID-19 crisis has not affected the UAE food or medicine stocks. From day one, government policies and rules made sure that all citizens and residents have normal access to all necessities while they are being urged to stay home.

In Ramadan and due to the daytime fasting, people tend to exaggerate the amount of food they think they will consume when they end their fast. They buy unnecessary amounts of food and waste most of it.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces on Wednesday said the government, led by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has done an outstanding job with the food security strategy. The UAE, he added, has even “extended a helping hand to 10 more countries, hit by the crisis.”

Ramadan is the month of giving. And this year, with the coronavirus outbreak and its economic fallouts that led to thousands losing their jobs, we all are called upon to help the less fortunate among us. Instead of overspending on food and other necessities, let us in the Ramadan spirit help others. Let us share the blessing of the month.

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