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“A Gift to a Nation”-Memoir of Sheikh Sharubutu launched in Accra

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A memoir cataloging the life and achievements of the National Chief Imam, Dr. Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu has been outdoored as part of activities to mark his 100th birthday.

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia who launched the book encouraged all especially the Muslim faithful to emulate his selfless nature.

He also entreated other authors to document the life of other achievers for future reference.

Born into a family of twelve siblings, the National Chief Imam, Dr. Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has consistently preached peace and unity especially between Muslims and Christians stressing that any divisive tendencies could lead to dire consequences for the nation.

The two hundred and eighty three page book dubbed:, “A Gift to a Nation”, a Biography of the National Chief Imam seeks to document his well lived life for future generations.

The Author of the book, Tamimu Issah said writing a biography of a person such as the Chief Imam was a daunting but interesting task as a alot was to be learnt from a man who has achieved a lot in his life.

The Chairman for the event, Alhaji Vanderpuye said the National Chief Imam has been a shining light in difficult times among the moslem folks in Ghana and beyond. He indicated that the name Sharabutu should be used as an acronym.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who wrote the foreword of the book had a lot of accolades for the National Chief Imam. He described him as a national asset, a gift to the nation and a father who many seek counsel in times of need.

He said the biography which gives account of the life of the Chief Iman has come at an opportune time as he celebrates his centenary birthday.

Dr. Bawumia appealed to authors to extend this gesture to other heroes and heroines in the country.

Present at the event were the US and Turkish Ambassadors to Ghana, the National Chairman of the NDC Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and the celebrated boxer, Prof. Azumah Nelson among other dignitaries.

The first five copies of the book was purchased at20,000 Ghana cedis by Alhaji Farouk Gomda.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Former President John Dramani Mahama also purchased copies of book for 20,000 and 10,000 Ghana cedis respectively.

Story filed by Mercy Darko

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