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Veep Dr. Bawumia pays tribute to Ambassador Sahanun Mogtari

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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on October 23, 2019, led a high powered government delegation to attend the funeral of the late Member of the Council of State, Ambassador Sahanun Mogtari of in Wa.

The Late Ambassador Mogtari who was a former Upper West Regional Minister passed on at the Regional Hospital in Wa on Monday, October 21, 2019 and was laid to rest the following day at mausoleum near the Jubilee Park in keeping with Islamic practices.

Vice President Bawumia interaction mourners at the funeral at the Jubilee Park in Wa

GBC’s Emmanuel Mensah-Abludo reports people from all walks of life were at the funeral to honour the memory Ambassador Sahanun Mogtari who was an approachable fellow.

Sahanun Mogtari Jnr (with microphone) & his siblings paying tribute to their father

In a Sombre mood, Sahanun Mogtari Jnr who read a tribute on behalf of his siblings told the gathering that a big void had been created in their lives with the demise of their father who they affectionately called him Mr. S. He recalled that their father was a disciplinarian and but had great sense of humor.

Representatives of political parties were there to also pay their last respects. A Member of the Council State, Alhaji Sulemana Awudu Yerimia who paid a compliment to the departed, indicated that they were shock but added that Gods ways cannot be understood.

A Member of the Council of State Alhaji Sulemana Awudu Yerimia

This was how Alhaji Yerimia expressed his sentiment: “We from the Council of State can only describe this as shock. When we received the news, we quickly convened an emergency council meeting of the Council of State to question whether the news was true. Fortunately, me who happens to be a Muslim among them said who has the authority to question God. It is He God who gives and He God who takes. Therefore we have to accept.”

Some of them in a state shock and surprise it will be very difficult for them to accompany the delegation of government they cant contain the sorrow.

The Vice President spoke about how he received the news of the passing of Ambassador Mogtari with an initial self denial posture:` “We are all gathered here in sadness. And I have led this delegation on behalf of His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo….”  “For me and as for all of you, the news of the passing of Alhaji Sahanun Mogtari was really a big shock. I had a message about 1028 am on Tuesday [22-10-2019] from his son Mujeeb. And he said basically, my father has passed away but sometimes in our Northern culture your father may be your fathers brother or something like that. I wasnt quite sure, I wasn’t prepared for the news that it actually and I had to seek confirmation from him that we are talking about the right person that he had communicated, so unfortunately, he confirmed that he had actually passed on.”

“You see the diversity of everyone across political parties and so on, is a manifestation of how good a person he [Alhaji Sahanun Mogtari] was. Vice President Buwumia described the Late Ambasador Mogtari as a man with many parts and a wicked sense of humor and extolled his other virtues.”

The government donated 20 thousand Ghana Cedis at the funeral and also gave another five thousand Ghana Cedis to the imams to intensify their prayers for Allah to grant the Late Ambassador a peaceful rest.

 

The Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih

Among the mourners were the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, A former Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu and the Ameer and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Mission in Ghana, Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih.


Story by Emmanuel Mensah-Abludo

 

 

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