Kurt Okraku leads football family to 7th day Dua of Alhaji Jawula

President of the Ghana Foot­ball Association (GFA), Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku, will lead the football delegation to the 7th day Dua of Lepowura Alhaji M.N.D Jawula today.

The four-member delegation led by Northern Regional Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Abu Hassan, represented the GFA and made a donation at the third day Dua in Kpembe on Friday, February 3, 2023.

Dua in Islam means invocation – to call out – and is an act of suppli­cation, meaning asking or begging  for something earnestly or humbly.

For Muslims, it is an act of worship in which they ask Allah for his for­giveness and mercy, to grant them his favours and answer their requests.

The late MND Jawula, 73, died in the United States of America on Saturday, January 21, 2023 after a short illness. He was the Chairman of the GFA from 1997-2001. He later chaired the MTN FA Cup Committee and the Ghana Premier League Organising Committee until his demise.

The affable football administrator also served as the Chief Director of the Ministry of Finance at a stage in his illustrious career.

He became a member of the GFA from 1995, and rose to the position of vice chairman to Nana Sam Brew-But­ler – then GFA Chairman.

Lepowura Jawula was also the Lepowura of the Kujolobito Gate of Lepo-Kpembe in the Northern Region.

The Lepowua was born in 1949 by Kpembewura Jawula Ababio, a former CPP party chairman and the only child of his mother. He attended the University of Cape Coast where he read English and Economics for his first degree before gradu­ating with Master’s degree from the University of Ghana, Legon in African Literature and Social Policy.

He worked with the civil service for 32 years, starting as assistant Division officer and ending up as the Chief Director of the Ministry of Health.

Alhaji Jawula also worked at the Ministry of Finance as well as the Ministry of Harbours and Railways.

He was the District Chief Exec­utive for Walewale and Gambaga from 1979 to 1980.

At the football level, he was a chairman of the Real Tamale United Management Committee and owned his own football club; Guan United. –

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