Final funeral rites for Aliu Mahama held
The Muslim Community over the weekend gathered at the residence of the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama, former Vice President of the Republic of Ghana to perform the final funeral rites which occurs after forty days.
The late Aliu Mahama died at the cardiothoracic canter of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Friday November 16, 2012, while receiving treatment.
He was 66 years.
Muslim prayers were said for the departed former vice president led by the National Chief Imam, Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu and other eminent Imams of the Muslim Community in Ghana.
The late former Vice President served under the former President John Agyekum Kufour’s administration for a two term making him the longest serving Vice President in the fourth Republic of Ghana.
Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu, Imam, Darisalam Mosque, where the late former Vice President worshipped, described him as a sincere Muslim who performed his Islamic duties on earth with much perfection to his ability.
He said the late leader was a man who promoted the actual unity of the Muslim Community for national development.
“He led a life worth emulating,” he said.
Former President Kufour, also described his former colleague as a man with multi-dimensional qualities for which he choose him to work with him as the Vice President of the country.
He said the man Aliu Mahama, brought with him into the political circles the fear of the Lord of Allah, which enable him to work perfectly in serving his family and country.
He called on the Muslim leaders to continue to pray for his soul to rest in perfect peace.
Former President Kufour donated an amount of GH₵2,000 to the family and GH₵500 to the National Chief Imam for continuous Muslim prayers for the depart soul.
Personalities present at the function included the New Patriotic Party functionalist made up of the leader of the party Nana Akufo-Addo, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, Kwadwo Mpiani, K.T. Hammond and Mrs. Gladys Asmah, also present was a representative from Government, representing the President John Dramani Mahama, led by Alhaji Iddrisu Mahama, Member of Council of State.