Source: citifmonline.com - The 2016 Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced the setting up of a fund, with an initial capital of Ghc100, 000, for the upkeep of the family of the late Adam Mahama, the NPP Upper East Chairman.
Nana Akufo-Addo made this known when he paid tribute to the late NPP Chairman at the Adua held at Jubilee Park in Bolgatanga on Sunday, June 7, 2015.
The NPP flagbearer indicated that the party had donated Ghc43,000 to the family and widow.
According to him, “in addition to the GhCedis 90,000 that the Regional Chairmen have setup as a foundation for them, it is my responsibility to ensure that the party fund, as already promised, is established to take care of the education of the children and the maintenance of the widow. The initial capital is Ghc100,000.”
He appealed for additional contributions from sympathizers and well-wishers.
Since the death of Adam Mahama, there have been numerous testimonies about his generosity and how he went out of his way to care for the poor, the needy, the old and destitute.
“The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be unto him) is reported to have said that ‘the one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a mujahid who fights for Allah’s cause or like him who performs prayers all night and fasts all the day,” Nana Addo noted.
He continued, “We should therefore think of the admonition of Allah and accept that Adams is now resting at a better and hallowed place. It is about men like Adams that it is written: ‘Allah has prepared for them gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein; that is the supreme felicity’ (Q: 9:89).”
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