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March 9, 2004

Leader of Ahmadi Muslim Community to Visit Ghana

The Supreme Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V, would visit Ghana from March 13 to 25, 2004.

While in the country he would open the 75th Annual National Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana on March 18, 2004 at Ashongman.

A statement issued from the Office of the Ameer and Missionary in charge of the Mission in Accra on Tuesday said, Hazrat Ahmad would also pay a courtesy call on President John Agyekum Kufuor at the Castle, Osu, and inspect educational and health institutions built in the country by the Mission.

His visit would be the first to any country outside Britain since he was elected Khalifah in April 2003 to succeed Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV, who died in April 19 the same year.

Hazrat Ahmad holds a Master's Degree in Agricultural Economics and dedicated his life to the cause of Islam in 1977 under the Nusrat Jahan (Service to Humanity) Scheme and was posted to Ghana from 1977 to 1979.

He was the Headmaster of T.I Ahmadiyya Secondary School at Salaga in the Northern Region from 1979 to 1983; he also headed the T.I Ahmadiyya Secondary School at Essarkyir in the Central Region.

He managed the Ahmadiyya Agricultural Project in Tamale during his last two years, which pioneered the cultivation of wheat in Ghana.

Until his election, Hazrat Ahmad was the Principal Director at the International Headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Rabwah, Pakistan.


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