The Chief Imam has come under a barrage of criticisms from some Muslims who have questioned him about the relevance of the donation he made towards the building of the National Cathedral.

The Chief Imam has come under a barrage of criticisms from some Muslims who have questioned him about the relevance of the donation he made towards the building of the National Cathedral.

 

These critics contend that the zongo communities are the poorest in the country and that the GHS50,000 donation could have been channeled into solving some of these challenges.

In their opinion, it is important to prioritize issues at home than doling out such an amount for the construction of a building that does not bring any form of benefit to the Muslim communities.

The National Mosque, these people fail to recognize, had Turkey spending a huge amount of money to help in its construction. In fact, the biggest funds for the construction of the National Mosque came from the Turkish government.

Turkey has been battling with security related issues for years now. It sinks billions of dollars into to safeguarding its citizens. Despite this, security is still volatile and much more cash is needed to continue to protect the people of Turkey.

Notwithstanding the precarious nature of their security, the Turkish government contributed hugely to the construction of the National Mosque. Per their pathetic analogy, Turkey ought not to have donated any cash for the construction of the National Mosque because it has serious problems at home to expend money on.

Their argument is moot looking at the fact that Turkey came to our aid even though they have serious problems to deal with.

Alhaji Haruna-Attah and his partners in crime are hurt because the Chief Imam chose to make this donation towards a project being undertaken by President Akufo-Addo, the man the former ambassador to Namibia loves to hate with venom.

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.