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05.06.2008 Religion

Ahmadiyya Mission rewards GNA, five other organizations

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana on Thursday presented gold medals and other commemorative souvenirs on the visit of
Khalifat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Worldwide,
to the Ghana News Agency and five other organizations.
The souvenirs included calendars, speeches, publication on the activities of the centenary celebration and notepads. The four other organizations whose efforts were recognized were the Ghana Post, which issued four commemorative stamps, TV 3, Metro TV, Daily Graphic and Ghanaian Times for their publicity
on the visit.
The visit of Khalifat Mirza Masroor Ahmad formed part on the centenary celebrations of the successive leadership of the Ahmadiyya Muslim worldwide community since the death of its founder Hazrat Milza Ghulam Ahmad.
Speaking at the ceremony, Maulvi Dr. Wahab Adam, Head and Missionary-in-charge of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana, said the Mission was impressed
with the publicity and support the media gave to the visit and the celebrations hence its decision to give them the awards.
"Anyone who cannot show appreciation to man cannot show appreciation to God," he emphasized.
He said the Mission had acquired about 185 hectares of land at Pomadze in the Central Region for the cultivation of staple foods.
Maulvi Adam said the Mission also had 40,000 units of pineapples, ranches and ostriches and would begin a poultry, Irish potatoes and onion farms.
The Ameer said the Mission intended to let its farms serve as models for individuals and countries within the sub-region, which wanted to venture into farming.
Nana Appau Duah, General Manager of the Ghana News Agency, on behalf of the awardees, expressed appreciation to the Ahmadiyya Mission for recognizing the input of the media in its activities and promised that they would always respond to the Mission's calls.

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