By Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA
20, GNA - Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Friday,
joined Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, the National Chief Imam and fellow
Muslims at the Central Mosque in Accra for Jummah Prayers.
Thanksgiving prayer was to express appreciation to Allah for the blessings
bestowed on the Chief Imam, who would chalk 100 years next Tuesday, April 23.
The Chief Imam,
who led the Jummah prayers, thanked Allah for his life and mercies and asked
for His continuous guidance.
He prayed for
the peace and prosperity of the nation and asked Allah to grant the leadership
of the nation more wisdom and understanding, to administer the affairs of the
Bawumia thanked Allah for granting the Chief Imam long life, good health and wisdom
so that the nation would continue to enjoy his good counsel.
thanksgiving prayer formally starts a series of programmes lined up to mark the
Centenary celebration of the National Chief Imam.
April 23, a public lecture would be held to honour the Chief Imam, which would delivered by Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas,
the United Nations General Secretary's Special Representative for West Africa
and the Sahel.
It is being
held on the theme: "Advancement of Modern Ghanaian Society through Peace,
Tolerance and Development."
lecture is expected to be attended by high profile personalities, including
Vice President Bawumia, Ministers of State, captains of industries, Muslim
clerics and members of the public.