Direct Aid Ghana supports RMU to construct ultra-modern mosque complex

Direct Aid Ghana supports RMU to construct ultra-modern mosque complex

Construction works for an ultra-modern mosque complex at the Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra commenced in earnest on Friday.

This follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the RMU and Direct Aid Ghana (sponsors of the facility).

Estimated at $70,000, the mosque when completed would have boreholes, decent washrooms and other facilities to ensure that muslim students, lecturers and the RMU community at large have a conducive environment for prayers.

Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, the Ag. Vice Chancellor of the RMU, Dr Jethro W. Brooks Jr on behalf of the Board of Governors, expressed appreciation to Direct Aid Ghana for the support.

“We have for some time now been trying to identify resources for the construction of a place for our Muslim community. Not only for our students but for lecturers and people within the Nungua community,” he stated.

“At long last, we do have a worship centre for our Muslim brothers and sisters and are grateful to Direct Aid Ghana for the timely intervention,” he stated.

He was hopeful that a similar gesture would be replicated by the Christian community to ensure that students have a decent place of worship instead of using the classrooms.

“We hope the project would be finished in few months. The faster, the better for our students to have a place to pray,” he stressed.

The Country Director for Direct Aid Ghana, Sami Henedak said, disclosed that the project would be completed in four months as they were through with the foundation.

“We would deliver quality on time since full funding for the project is ready. We also encourage the university to assist in ensuring that the project is completed on time,” he added.

“We are here to support, help communities and change the lives of people here in Ghana and other African countries we operate in,” he stated.

On his part, Country Accountant, Mr Ahmed Jemal Beshir said the project was the beginning of many of such partnerships to happen between Direct Aid and RMU.

“We look forward to a sustainable working relationship with the RMU and we assure you that the project would be completed on time,” he said.

By Michael D. Abayateye

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