Bawumia attends ‘Adua’ of late Western Region Imam
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Sekondi – Vice President, Dr Mahmudu Bawumia has over the weekend joined the Muslim Community of the Western Region for the “Adua” (funeral rite) of Sheikh Mohammad Sani Abdullahi Bawa, the late Chief Imam of the region.

He was accompanied by the Presidential Coordinator for Zongo Development Fund, Ben Abdallah Banda, and the Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, among other political figures.

The Vice president donated GH₵10,000 to the immediate family of the late Imam and GH₵5000 to the Chiefs and Imams present at the ceremony.

He also presented bags of rice, cooking oil and a cow for the occasion.

Alhaji Hudu Yahya, the first General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) also led a delegation of the Former President, John Dramani Mahama who donated an amount of GH₵5000 to the deceased’s immediate family.

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Yusif also donated GH₵5000 to the family of the late Imam who once played for the Black Stars and Accra Hearts of Oak as a goalkeeper.

Muslims in the Western Region were thrown into a state of mourning following the demise of their Chief Imam, Alhaji Sanni Abdullah Bawa.

The 72-year-old passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2022, after a short illness at the Effia- Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi.

Imam Bawa, who before May 21, 2022, was the Deputy Imam for over 11 years was turbaned as the substantive Regional Chief Imam when Imam Ustaz Ali Hassan Ali passed away.

Before that, he had been the Second Deputy Regional Imam since 1992 when Sheikh Jaafar Umar was the Regional Imam.

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