The new $10 million ultra-modern national mosque built by the Turkish Hudai Foundation in Accra with the support of the Turkish government.
The 15,000 seater-capacity mosque complex built on a 40-acre land at Kanda has ancillary facilities including a library complex, office and residence for the Chief Imam, research complex, a senior high school complex, a clinic, an administration block, an auditorium, and a conference center.
It is the largest of the modern type in all West Africa. Built on the model of the Blue Mosque of Istanbul, it is also a sign of the close bond between the Islam of this part of Africa and that of Turkey. It was paid for by a group of businessmen based in the Hudai Foundation.
The land for the mosque was handed over to the National Chief Imam, Shiekh Dr Nuhu Sharubutu, in 1995 by former President Rawlings in replacement of a mosque demolished for the construction of the Rawlings Park in Accra.
Construction works were first started by ‘the Ghana Muslim Community’ but it was abandoned for almost 10 years due to the lack of funding.
However, the concerned Muslim Youth of Ghana took over by sourcing funds for the work to restart.
Partners who also implemented the project are National Chief Imam, Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Human Development International (HUDAI) and Ghana Friendship and Solidarity Association (GANADER), a Turkish Non-Governmental Organisations.