The Greater Accra Gurushie Chief, Alhaji, Chief Ibrahim Umar Mojo over the weekend received the Best Philanthropist and Educationist Award from the Sheikh Umaru Ibrahim Kabore Foundation in Burkina Faso. The award is in recognition of his bold leadership and innovation towards promoting education and helping the needy in Ghana and Africa at large.
This year’s awards seek to honour leaders, Philanthropists and prominent personalities across Africa who have contributed and shaped the living standards of Africans. The colourful and well organized ceremony was attended by business leaders, government representatives and prominent personalities across Africa including Muslims, Traditional Chiefs, Imams from some parts of Africa and around the World.
In his remarks, Chief Ibrahim Mojo expressed his profound gratitude to the Sheikh Umaru Ibrahim Kabore Foundation for doing him such a great honour. The Grushie Chief and a shipping mogul used the occasion to call on his fellow Chiefs and Philanthropists across Africa to make education their topmost priority to speed up the development of Africa. He said the time has come for African parents especially those in West Africa to invest in their children’s education due to its impact on personal development as well as Africa’s human resources.
He advised parents to stop investing on things that are not necessary and rather support the girl child education to help them become useful citizens in society. Chief Mojo also touched on the need to empower the various institutions involved in creating awareness on the COVID 19 pandemic and its preventive measures to help mitigate its spread and prayed for God’s intervention to save Africa from the deadly virus.
He also urged African youth to be up and doing by using their time and energy on activities that will help shape the African economy. Chief Alhaji Ibrahim Umar Mojo dedicated his award to the people of Africa, the National Chief Imam, Greater Accra Council of Zango Chiefs, the Gurushie people of Ghana who inspired him adding that he did not work alone but with the support of all.
Source: wadataonline.com/Muhammed Faisal Mustapha