…Donates One Million Cedis As Educational Fund
The President of Zylofon Group of Companies, Nana Appiah Mensah, has donated One Million Cedis as seed money for the setting up of the Sheikh Nuhu Osman Sharubutu Educational Fund to support the education of bright but needy Muslims in Ghana.
Mr. Mensah also encourage various business entities and his friends in the business community to also donate to the fund to ensure a solid financial backing for deprived Muslims to help them pursue their education.
The Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu Educational Fund, which is an initiative of Mr Mensah calculated to boost education among needy Muslims in the country, was announced on Wednesday when the Chief Imam paid a working visit to the offices of Zylofon.
The ground breaking initiative was revealed by Mr. Nana Appiah Mensah when Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu paid a courtesy call on the business magnate to thank him for the secret but massive support he gave various needy Muslims communities during the holy month of Ramadan.
Accompanied by some members of the leadership of Muslims in Ghana including Chief Abdul Kadir Tahiru – the leader of the Council of Muslim Chiefs – the Chief Imam was visiting the business mogul to express gratitude over Mr Mensah’s philanthropic gesture towards destitute Muslims during the Ramadan.
But the owner of Zylofon Group of Companies sprung a big surprise on Muslims in the country when he announced his initiative of setting up the educational fund for the leader of Muslims in Ghana.
Citing the time he has spent living among Muslims in the country, Mr Mensah revealed that the lack of financial support hampered the progress of several needy but intelligent Muslims he grew up with.
He said as part of his support to Muslims in Ghana to celebrate the Eidul-Fitr, he is setting up of the Sheikh Nuhu Osman Sharubutu Educational Fund which will have a lasting impact on the needy to be fully managed by the Chief Imam.
Mr Mensah said with support of this nature under the auspices of the Chief Imam, several needy Muslims can grow to help in the development not only for their families but also of the country.
“I grew up in Muslim neighborhoods like Sukula 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 decked out in an Islamic robe during the meeting.
“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 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 education I am sure is a step in the right direction.
“We will be providing One Millions Cedis as seed money for the educational fund to start. I will not stop here. I will also encourage the businesses I know and my friends who are also businessmen to also contribute to be able to reach 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 the Ghana.”
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 am in no doubt that Allah will reward him for the attention he pays to the needy,” the Chief Imam said.
“We know what Mr 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.”
The event was also attended by several Muslim youth leaders as well as three other Muslim chiefs in the country.
Nana Appiah Mensah secretly donated food items and other essentials to several needy Muslims during the Ramadan which ended last week without publicity.
His action has won him hearts among the Muslim and Zongo communities in Ghana after dedicating himself to the upliftment of the needy in those areas where he grew up.