A new head of the Hausa community in Accra was installed by the Council of Muslim Chiefs with the blessing of the National Chief Imam at a colourful ceremony at the Rawlings? Park, Okaishie in Accra yesterday.
Dignitaries who turned up for the three-pronged social activity-an Islamic marriage ceremony of the new head?s daughter, the final Islamic prayer for the soul of the departed Hausa head and the installment of the new chief- included President John Mahama and personalities from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) such as former Greater Accra Regional Minister Sheikh I.C. Quaye.
President John Mahama pledged government?s support for the new head and the Council of Muslim Chiefs.
?We would continue to work with the Council of Muslim chiefs and the new chief to enhance Islam. I wish the new chief well,? he said.
The new Hausa Chief was installed following the death of his cousin, Alhaji Ali Kadiri English, who passed away a little over a week ago in Accra.
Chief Kabiru English is the son of the late Alhaji Wahe Kadiri English, whose installment marks a generational change from the line of the deceased to those born close to the attainment of independence.
Also in attendance in solidarity was the Sarkin Zongo of Kumasi, who led a large entourage from the Ashanti Regional capital to grace the occasion.
Justice of the Appeal, Court, Justice Tanko was also in attendance.
By A.R. Gomda