The national Chief Imam, Sheik Osmanu Nuhu Sharabutu, has once again set the pace for religious tolerance and harmony by contributing a whooping GHS50,000 towards the construction of the national cathedral.
The Chief Imam made the announcement when the chairman and members of the board of trustees of the National Cathedral paid a courtesy call on him to congratulate him on the successful completion of the National mosque on Thursday, August 26, 2021. He made this contribution to facilitate the speedy construction of the project and above all to foster and strengthen the relationship that Muslims and Christians have enjoyed over time.
This comes at a time where most Ghanaians are displaying unwillingness to contribute to funding the project, the government has proposed a GHS100 monthly payment but several people are adamant and reluctant to contribute.
Speaking to Citi News, spokesperson for the Chief Iman Sheikh Aremeyaw Shuaibu said, “As Ghanaians, we are all practitioners of a different faith, and we are able to sit around the same table and have an opportunity to discuss things and whatever comes by way of disagreement to really work and maintain our harmony, and we should not do anything to disturb our relationship. In fact, he said we should not use politics to disturb our relationship, and that we should keep politics aside and rather, as practitioners of different faiths, let’s all get united and see what we can do in the interest of our country.”
The gesture has garnered various reactions from Ghanaians across all areas, the Chief Imam has generally been hailed for always acting in the interest of the state and playing a fatherly role not only in Islam but also in Christianity.
Prior to the offering made by the Chief Imam, the Vice President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumiah also offered some money as his contribution towards the building of the facility and urged Ghanaians at large to patronize the call to help in funding the project.