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General News of Friday, 27 August 2021


Social media users hail Chief Imam for donation towards National Cathedral

Chief Imam's donation was handed over when he received two top Christian clergymen Chief Imam's donation was handed over when he received two top Christian clergymen

• The National Chief Imam has donated GH¢50,000 towards the National Cathedral project

• A move that has deepened the respect he enjoys among Ghanaians

• Most reactions on social media are celebrating the leader of Muslims in Ghana

Social media users are reacting to the announcement by the Office of the National Chief Imam, that Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu has made a donation towards the building of the National Cathedral.

It was announced on Thursday, August 26, 2021; that the Imam was supporting the construction of the edifice with an amount of GH¢50,000.

Sheikh Sharubutu’s donation was made public when the Chairman of the National Cathedral Board of Trustees, Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah and President of the Ghana Bishops Conference, Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle paid a courtesy call on him at his Fadama residence.

The Imam believes that his contribution will go a long way in helping construct the edifice which is being championed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government.

For many social media users, it is yet another testament of the unifying figure that the revered clergyman represents and another feather in his cap having championed inter-faith harmony for years now.

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko posted on Twitter: Something deeply beautiful about Ghana: the peaceful co-existence and, more so, natural unity between Christians & Muslims. The State is building a National Cathedral through donations, not the Treasury. Today the National Chief Imam, Dr Sheikh Osman Sharubutu donated GHS50,000.

On his part, Vice President of Imani Africa posted on Facebook: “I hear the National Chief Imam (peace be unto him) has donated money to the National Cathedral project.

“Although I don’t support the cathedral project, I find this gesture so worthy of commendation. This National Imam is an amazingly thoughtful and effective leader.

“The religious harmony we enjoy in Ghana today can be attributed to his stellar leadership. He is so emotionally intelligent and never seems to make a mistake. He is absolutely one of our National Heroes of all time, and he should be celebrated before too long!!”

Below are other reactions from Twitter

Government fundraiser and Bawumia’s appeal

As part of efforts to finance the project, the general public has been asked to willingly donate an amount of GH¢100.00 towards the building of the National Cathedral which has received stiff opposition from a section of the public.

The Vice-President recently called on faith-based organizations to willingly donate funds to build the Cathedral.

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