Former President John Dramani Mahama has eulogized the late chairman of the Ghana Football Association, Lepowura M.N.D Jawula as a brother who was very closed to him despite his political affiliation with the New Patriotic Party.
Speaking in Kpembe during the 12 day adua of the late Lepowura, former President Mahama said the late Lepowura was an advisor, a counselor and an elder brother who used to regularly visit him at the flagstaff house when he was the President of Ghana.
Recounting some fond memories of the Late Lepowura, Mr Mahama said he was a man who kept his tribesmen and family first in all his dealings during his life time and praised him for his loyalty and commitment which led to him losing a prestigious position in the NPP.
Mr Mahama also mentioned that the Ghana Black Stars under the chairmanship of Alhaji Jawula as the chairman of the Ghana Football Association performed wonders, but today, the football association is not what it was known to be including Tamale based football club, Real Tamale United.
According to Mr Mahama, the late Alhaji Jawula remained a trusted adviser and counselor to him during and after his tenure as the 4th president of the 4th republic of Ghana even at the time when Lepowura was a staunch member of the New Patriotic Party and was tipped to be the running mate to President Nana Akufo-Addo.
For their part, the family of the late Lepowura informed Mr Mahama about their intention to build a library in Kpembe in honor of the late chief.
According to the family, the contributions of the late Alhaji Jawula in the education sector warrants a befitting monument in honor of his memory.
In response, Mr Mahama donated 500 bags of cement and a cash amount of GHS10,000 in support of the project.
The MP for Bole/Bamboi, Alhaji Yussif Sulemana on his part donated GHS1,000 in support of the Library project.
Source: classfmonline.com / Zion Abdul-Rauf