The Tijanniyat Movement in Ghana has initiated a school complex project at Adjen Kotoku in the Ga West municipality in the Greater Accra Region, to complement the efforts of the government in making education accessible to all Ghanaians.
The school project which comprises a basic and senior high school is being funded from donations from Ghanaians home and abroad.
The Magajia (women’s organiser) of the movement, Hajia Hawawu, donated a parcel of land for the project.
The project is at the instance of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh (Dr) Usman Nuhu Sharubutu.
The Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of the movement, Sheikh Mustapha Ya-Jalali, who briefed the Ghanaian Times about the project, said the seed money raised for the project was from the donations of some individuals.
He said the money were realised at the last Mualid held by the Chief Imam on December 8, 2019 to mark the birth of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Mohammed (PBUH).
The Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of the Tijanniyat Movement explained that the National Chief Imam had insisted that donations toward the celebration of the Maulid be invested in the provision of educational facilities, to provide formal education to deprived and underserved communities.
Sheikh Ya-Jalali expressed appreciation to the individuals who had contributed to the project so far and urged those who made pledges to honour their promises so that the project could be completed on time.
He mentioned some of the donors as the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Sharubutu; Mustapha Ibrahim of ICODEH; Head of the Dagomba community in Greater Accra Region, Sheikh Abdul-Kadri; Dr Mustapha Ahmed, former Member of Parliament for Ayawaso North Constituency and Yussif Issaka Jajah, current Member of Parliament for Ayawaso North Constituency.
He expressed appreciation to the Chief of Adjen Kotoku for donating 50 bags of cement towards the project.
Sheikh Ya-Jalali could not give a timeline for the completion of the project adding that it would depend on how fast membership of the movement and the Ghanaian Muslim community respond to the appeal for fund.
He urged the Muslim community to contribute generously to raise the needed funds for the completion of the project.
By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman