The Islamic community in Ghana has for decades been longing for a modern structure at this strategic location in the capital; the Abosey Okai Central Mosque. This particular Mosque is not just the Central Mosque in Ghana’s capital; it also houses the Office of the National Chief Imam (ONCI). Muslims from across the capital require the services of the ONCI for issuance of Islamic Marriage Certificate and other administrative purposes. The existence of a fully furnished office complex in the premises of Abossey Okai Central is imperative in the daily execution of administrative tasks by the management of the Mosque, the National Council Of Zango Chiefs and Zango dwellers in general.
After tumultuous years of uncertainty as to what exactly needs to be built on the compound of the Abossey Okai Central Mosque, a newly furnished office complex has finally been constructed and handed over to the National Council of Zango Chiefs by the Ministry of Inner City and Zango Development under the leadership of Hon. Mustapha Abdul Hamid. The construction of the office complex was undertaken by Islamic Council for Development and Humanitarian Services ICODEHS (an Accra based NGO under the leadership of Sheikh Mustapha Ibrahim).
Some executive members of the Council of Zango Chiefs who witnessed the handing over ceremony are Sidiq Gamala (Chairman), Sarki Yahaya Hamisu Baako (2nd Vice-Chairman), Chief Is-haq Suleiman (General Secretary), Chief Zakari Kuta (Assistant General Secretary), Chief Otunba Buniyamin Brimah (Assistant General Secretary), Umar PRO Baba Issah (Greater Accra Zabarma Chief), Chief Zakari Soho (Chairman of Elders), Chief Ibrahim Bawa (Elder), Chief Sheriff Adam (Member), Chief Iddrisu Bingle (Member) and Chief Musah Yandu (Member).
The cooperation between ICODEHS, Council of Zango Chiefs and the Ministry of Inner City and Zango development is a laudable act and a milestone in the history of Zango leadership. ICODEHS has particularly been very active in community development for over two decades and their immense contribution cannot be expunged in Zango communities.
It is our fervent hope that management of the facility is able to maintain the building in proper shape for several years to come as maintenance is vital in preventing the fixed asset from early depreciation.
Source: www.wadataonline.com/Abdulkadir Umar