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Regional News of Monday, 1 August 2016


Angry Muslim youth lock up mosque at Kojokrom

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Some angry Muslim youth at Kojokrom in the Western Region last Friday locked up the Central Mosque over alleged poor maintenance.

The move prevented many Muslims from offering their Friday prayers (Jumah).

The angry youth claim the Mosque has been poorly maintained by their leaders leading to its current poor state.

The youth, led by Fuseini Osmanu, Ibrahim Tom, Alhaji Balla and Abubakari Saddique locked up the sacred place early hours of Friday causing inconvenience to hundreds of Muslims who use the facility.

According to one of the leaders, Osmanu Fuseini, the Mosque was built for them by some missionaries from Saudi Arabia about 15 years ago but has since not undergone any renovation.

They described the interior of the Mosque, place for Ablution (Place for cleansing), the washrooms and the general environment of the facility as being in very poor state.

According to them, the Mosque raises at least GHC 100 every week and believe part of the amount could have been used to maintain the facility.

They warned that the Mosque will not opened unless a written assurance is given them on a very concrete plan to give the dilapidated Mosque a huge face lift.