The President of Zylofon Group of Companies, Nana Appiah Mensah, has donated GH¢1 million as seed money for the setting up of the Sheikh Nuhu Osman Sharubutu Education Fund to support the education of bright but needy Muslims in Ghana.
Mr. Mensah made the announcement when the Chief Imam paid a working visit to the offices of Zylofon to thank him for the support he gave to the various needy Muslims communities during the holy month of Ramadan.
He was accompanied by some leading members of the Muslim community in Ghana, including Chief Abdul Kadir Tahiru, leader of the Council of Muslim Chiefs.
Citing the time he spent living among Muslims in the country, Mr Mensah said he realised that lack of financial support hampered the progress of several needy but intelligent Muslims he grew up with.
He said with the fund in place, several brilliant but needy Muslims will receive support which will facilitate their transformation and position them to cater for their families and help develop the country.
“I grew up in Muslim neighborhoods like Sukura and Kasoa and to see that some of my Muslim friends could not go far with their education because of financial problems, we thought an initiative like this could be our small support to help some of our needy brothers in the Muslim and Zongo communities,” said Nana Appiah Mensah, who was bedecked in a beautiful Islamic robe.
“I have no doubt in my mind that a lot of these young, intelligent but needy Muslims will not only help to uplift their families but will also contribute to the development of Ghana in the future.
“We all know the role the His Eminence the National Chief Imam has played in Ghana over the years in fostering peace and unity, and with an initiative like this in his name, I am sure, is a step in the right direction.
“We shall be providing GH¢1 million as seed money for the fund. I will not stop here. I will also encourage the businesses I know and my friends who are also businessmen to also contribute to the fund in order to take care of more people.
“I want to thank the National Chief Imam and his Council of Muslim chiefs for the prayers for the country over the years and during the recent holy month of Ramadan for praying for peace in Ghana.”
Responding, the National Chief Imam praised Nana Appiah Mensah for his good works in the country, insisting that Allah will surely reward him.
“Allah has said in the Holy Quran that the recompense for people who do good in society is good returns so I have no doubt that Allah will reward him for the attention he pays to the needy,” the Chief Imam said.
“We know what Nana Appiah Mensah has been doing for humanity and an initiative like this can also enhance his standing among the people favoured by Allah.
“We came here to thank him for what we heard he did for many needy Muslims during the Ramadan and he has come up with this vision to offer more help. May Allah reward him abundantly.”
Credit: Daily Guide