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Four churches in Ghana have been denied the use of a stadium recently named for the countries first Muslim Vice President. These churches have been allowed to use the stadium for many years, but when they went to renew their permits, they were denied. AS far as anyone knows, these four churches are the only group to be denied use, despite the stadium being used by political gatherings, businesses, and even other religious groups.

02/18/2018 Ghana (WorldWatchMonitor) At least four churches have been banned from holding religious service in a stadium in Ghana’s northern city of Tamale.

In addition to hosting sport activities, the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium is used by a number of institutions, including religious organisations and political parties.

The stadium was recently renamed after the late vice president, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, who was the first Muslim to have that role in the predominantly Christian country.

Now, according to the Ghanaian website Starr News, the stadium’s authorities have recently denied some churches the opportunity to renew their permits enabling them to hold their services at the facility.

The affected churches are Grace Gospel Church, Holy Hill Worldwide, Converted Christian Ministry and Prophetic Fire Ministry, which have over 700 members in total.

Meanwhile, business activities, political gatherings and other social events have been unaffected, wrote Starr News.

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and the Ghana Hajj Board, are among others to have seen their permits to operate from the facility renewed.


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