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General News of Monday, 17 September 2001

Source: Accra Mail

Saudi Relief Items for Alajo Residents

The Saudi donated relief items for victims of the recent floods, which hit Accra, generated a lot of controversy in Alajo. Rumours of diversion of the items were all over the place especially when the Red Cross distributed an entirely different consignment of items.

Last Saturday at the Alajo cluster of schools the relief items were finally distributed to many of the victims. According to one of the officials involved in the exercise, Mr. Seidu Salifu, the criterion used for the distribution was to ensure that those who had already received the items from the Red Cross were not given again. Items distributed included blankets, mattresses, plates and others.

Libyan Cultural Centre Moves

The Libyan Cultural Centre has served as a place of worship to many Muslims in the Ring Road area for many years now. It also houses a weekend Islamic school for children of Muslim elites in Accra.

The Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama seems to be in love with the place as he has prayed here more than any other place in the city since he became the number two man in the country. With the expiry of the ten year tenancy deal between the Dadson family (owners of the house) and the Libyans the structure will no longer perform those roles any longer.

According to a member of the family the tenancy will not renewed again. Last Saturday the Libyans were seen moving their belongings from the place as the kids took their last lessons before moving to their new location at the Kanda cluster of schools.

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