Former President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday visited the Kumasi Sofoline Mosque and made a cash donation of GH¢110,000.00 to the Mosque project.
The donation follows an appeal from the leadership of the Mosque to enable them secure the land on which the Mosque is situated.
The former president also pledged to support the planned renovation of the mosque, which was built by Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, for Muslim soldiers who had returned from peacekeeping at the time.
The Sofoline Central Mosque land was given to the Muslim Community by President Kwame Nkrumah with no legal documentation.
The land was later sold to an individual who has the legal documentation to the land of which the Muslim Community had no knowledge of. The individual on several occasion tried to retrieve the land from the management of the mosque and Muslims in general.
With several interaction and confrontation with the individual, he then agreed to sell the land to the Management of the Mosque and Muslims in general with a price tag of GH¢280,000.00.(2.8 billion old Ghana currency).
With Peace Dawah Media and the Management of the Mosque soliciting for fund was able to raise half of the total amount (GH¢170,000.00) thus, 1.7 Billion Cedis Old Currency.
The Former President John Dramani Mahama paid-off the rest of the amount.