The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has been welcomed with a tumultuous reception in Kumasi for the commissioning and handing over of the Kumasi Central Mosque.
Dr. Bawumia funded the reconstruction of the iconic Mosque to an ultra-modern complex with expanded capacity from 4,000 to 7,000 as well as the provision of office complexes for Imams and Zongo Chiefs, a conference room, among other facilities.
Present at the ceremony was the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Ministers of State, MPs, the National Chief Imam, Regional Imams, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and a large number of Muslims.
Dr. Bawumia was accompanied to the ground by a large number of New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs from the Ashanti Region and beyond, in a move which underlines his overwhelming popularity in the party.
As he arrived at the ground in the company of the National Chief Imam, the enthusiastic crowd mobbed him with songs of commendation in admiration and in appreciation of his gesture for the Kumasi community.
The old Kumasi Central Mosque was considered one of the oldest mosques in the country.
Its transformation has significantly lifted its status to a modern mosque of international standard.