Accra 2023 LOC calls on National Chief Imam

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The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 13th African Games has on Thursday, 31st March 2022, paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.

The visit, according to the Executive Chairman of the LOC Dr. Kwaku Ofosu-Asare, was to officially introduce the LOC to the leader of the Islamic community as Ghana prepares to host the Pan-African Games for the first time in the Games’ 57-year-old history.

The Local Organising Committee of Accra 2023 paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam of Ghana Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu

In his address, Dr. Ofosu-Asare briefed the National Chief Imam on the LOC’s mandate and the progress of work on the Borteyman and Legon Sports complexes which are under construction.

Citing the current political climate in some African countries, the Executive Chairman informed the Chief Imam that it is the LOC’s intention to use the African Games as a vehicle to promote peace and stability on the continent.

Dr. Kwaku Ofosu-Asare addressing the National Chief Imam during the LOC’s visit on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

With Muslims across the country expected to start Ramadan (observance of the 30-day spiritual exercise of fasting and prayers), Dr. Ofosu-Asare reiterated his call for the Chief Imam and all Muslims to keep Ghana and Accra 2023 in their prayers for a successful event.

Meanwhile, the National Chief Imam assured the LOC of his support and spiritual backing.

Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, the Chief Operating Officer of Accra 2023 LOC, observing the arrival of the National Chief Imam at his residence in Fadama.