Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will formally hand over the refurbished Tamale Central Mosque to the Northern Regional Chief Imam and leaders of the mosque later today Friday, January 6th 2022.
This was after the Veep funded the refurbishment of sections of the Mosque including the second and third floors, the minarets, penthouse, lighting, painting, and other works.
In May 2020, the Chief Imam and Alhaji Opha appealed to the Vice President to help pay for the cost of the work done by a Kumasi contractor on the ground floor.
The Vice President after a jummah (Friday) prayer in November 2020 at the Mosque paid the cost and announced his decision to complete the remainder of the works on the over 50 years old Mosque.
With work now completed, an aide to Bawumia has announced the Veep will hand over the mosque to the authorities in a ceremony today.
“I am excited to report that on Friday, 6th January 2023, the Vice President would be in Tamale to formally hand over the refurbished and completed Tamale Central Mosque to the Northern Regional Chief Imam and leaders of the mosque,” Bawumia’s aide Akbar Yussif Rohullah Khomeini said.
“I was tasked to supervise the work and we hired professional engineers to cost the entire project and work started in earnest.
“It is exciting to note the work has been completed and it is only proper that it is handed over to the leadership of the mosque. It is also gratifying that the Imams are gathering to recite the Quran as a thank-you gesture to the Vice President on that day.
“You are all invited to join the Vice President to observe jummah prayers on Friday. In Sha Allah.”