Jawula’s Condolence Book Opens


A book of condolence for one-time Ghana Football Association (GFA) Chairman and retired top civil servant, Lepowura Alhaji Mohammed Nurudeen Jawula, who passed last Saturday in Tennessee in the US, has been opened at his Baatsona residence in Accra.

His daughter, Ms. Jamila Jawula can be contacted on 0244385007.

In a related development, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has mourned the death of Lepowura Alhaji Jawula.

In a statement signed by the General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong, the party described the deceased as a long-standing and staunch member of the NPP, adding that “he was shortlisted for the running mate of the party ahead of the 2008 General Elections, at which time, he expressed his readiness to relinquish his traditional authority in order to serve the NPP and the Republic in that capacity.”

Alhaji Jawula, the statement recalled, held the GFA chairmanship from 1997 to 2001 “and remained the Chairman of the Ghana League Organising Committee until his death. He founded the Guan United, a Division One club in Ghana, and held several other influential positions in the Real Tamale United Football Club.”

Until his death, he was ruler of Kpembe Traditional Area in the Savannah Region and proved himself a distinguished statesman, the NPP noted, recalling his service in the Civil and Public Services for over thirty years; rising through the ranks and heading various directorates at the Ministries of Health, Finance as well as Harbours and Railways.

The NPP tribute continued, “The passing of Alhaji Jawula is a great loss to this country and the NPP in particular. The Party, hereby, extends its heartfelt condolences to his immediate family and the good people of the Kpembe Traditional Area, the football community, and to the rest of the nation.

“May Almighty Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’Ala) strengthen his family in this challenging period. And may He grant his gentle soul Jannatul Firdaus.”

The late Alhaji Jawula was interred in US on Sunday.

By A.R. Gomda