Muslim Group Ghana, organizers of Ghana Muslim Excellence Awards over the weekend rewarded the National Chief Imam of Ghana Sheikh Dr. Osuman Nuhu Sharubutu, Sheikh I.C. Quaye, the Greater Accra Zabarma Chief, Sarki Pro-Umar Tanko Abubakar, The Zongo Minister, Hon. Dr. Mustapha Hamid, Vice Chairman and Finance Director of Ghana Hajj Board, Alhaji Farouk Hamza.
Others include, the Member of Parliament for Was Central, Hon. Abdul Rashid Pelpou, a businessman, Alhaji Abdul Rahim Haruna, the Abeka Moshi Chief, Alhaji Sule Issah, the CEO of Hijira TV Dr. Abdul Razak Toure and among others.
The awards was to honor and acknowledge hardworking Muslim Chiefs, philanthropists, Journalists and politicians for their contributions towards the development of the Zangos.
The award ceremony which was held on Saturday 28 November, 2020 at the Cantoment Police Mosque in Accra was well-attended and brought together Muslims personalities including politicians, businessmen, Entrepreneurs, Chiefs and Imams.
In an interview with the Coordinator of Muslim Group Ghana, Alhaji Halidu Abubakar Galaxy, he said this year’s awards was in recognition of achievements of Muslims and Zongo personalities as well as businessmen, philanthropists and celebrate them for their contributions towards the development of Zongo Communities.
The Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development, Hon. Sheikh Mustapha Hamid commended the awardees and the organizers for their fierce support to the development of the Zongo.
He intimated that, the Ministry of Zongo Development will continue to support and ensure the development of the Zangos as well empower the youth and women.
He called on Zongo youth to ensure peace before, during and after the general election adding that it is God who determine a President.
In all thirteen hardworking personalities were awarded in various categories.
They are Best and Most Promising Zongo Chief, Best Zongo Chief, Best Muslim Philanthropist, Best Muslim International Journalist, Best Muslim Media House, Best Muslim Journalist, Best Hausa News Caster.
Others includes, Best Hajj Chairman of west Africa, Best Imam of Africa, Best Muslim Development Chief, Best Muslim Minister and politician and among others.
The overall best Zongo Chief went to the Greater Accra Zabarma Chief, Alhaji Sarki Pro-Umar Tanko Abubakar and the Zongo Chief of Manhean, Sarki Abdul Kadir Ahmed Abdul Kadir awarded with the best and Most Promising Zongo Chief of the year.
Hajia Maryam Sissy a Broadcast Journalist with DWTV went home with the best Muslim International Journalist whilst Hajiya Harijatu Yaboh awarded with the best Muslim news editor.
Hon. Abdul Rashi Pelpou awarded with Best Muslim Member of Parliament whilst Hon. Dr. Mustapha Hamid had Best Zongo Minister of the year.
The National Chief Imam Sheikh Osmanu Shaributu and Sheikh I.C Quaye we’re awarded with Best Imam of Africa and Best Hajj Chairman of west Africa respectively.
Source: Muhammed Faisal Mustapha