- An engineer from Ghana named Hajj Adam Babah-Alargi has passed on
- Hajj was a major brain behind the building of many outstanding infrastructures in the country
- The late engineer had a befitting burial that was attended massively
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Hajj Adam Babah-Alargi, a veteran engineer who has been instrumental in the building of several important structures in Ghana died at 92 and had a big burial ceremony.
GhanaWeb reports that the Chief Imam of the nation, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, oversaw the funeral which was massively attended by many people from all walks of life.
Engineer Adam was a key personality in the construction of structures such as the Queens Hall in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the Black Star Square, The Vice Chancellor's Residence (KNUST), School of Architecture (KNUST), the Pharmacy Block (KNUST) and among many others.
Adam, who was a Muslim, was iborn on 25th December, 1924.
He studied Structural Engineering at Hammersmith College in England. He once worked with BoltenHennesy and Partners during which he built several important structures at KNUST.
The brilliant engineer was once the director of OVE Aropp & Partners. During that time, he had the unusual experience of being a black man with whites working under him.
Hajj's life was filled with many success stories of his construction projects and the constant interaction with many prominent people including heads of states.
He had contacts with the father of the current vice president of Ghana, popularly known as Alhaji Bawumia.
The chief engineer was also the pioneer of some brilliant initiatives such as the Rotary Club of Accra-West which he started with eight other people, most of them coming from outside Ghana.
Meanwhile, popular Nigerian actor Yul Edochie, has spoken against expensive funerals in a recent post on social media.
YEN.com.gh sited that the post was made after a friend of Yul's approached him seeking money to organize a funeral.
The actor thought about the whole idea of holding expensive funerals and realized something was wrong.
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