Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at-The Gambia, Tuesday supported 27 disaster victim families in the Kanifing Municipality, The Gambia Association of the Physically Disabled and the Organisation for Social Development and Inclusion for Persons with Disability with food items worth over D94, 000.
The items included 50 bags of rice, 16 bags of onion, 30 drums of 5 liter cooking oil and 9 bags of sugar. The Jama’at also gave a cash amount of D8, 750 to beneficiaries.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at the Jama’at national headquarters in Tallinding, Amir Baba F. Trawally said all days of the holy month of Ramadan are important but the last ten days are the most important, adding that this is the period when the holy Quran started revealing to Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W.).
He said assisting the needy is not a privilege but a right as the wealthy are getting their wealth from the sweat of the poor and needy.
Amir Trawally noted that the poor and needy should be assisted throughout the year but most especially when the Eid is approaching so that everyone can enjoy the period. He further stated that people should pay attention to the physically disabled persons because anyone can be affected by disability or disaster at any time of their lives. “The rich and poor form the foundation of society and should always help one another to maintain peace,” he said.
Ngange Jeng, Kanifing Municipal Council disaster coordinator said the Jama’at have been supporting disaster victims and the needy within KMC and thanked them for the cordial collaboration over the years.
He urged beneficiaries to make best use of the items, saying the wish of the Jama’at is to see no one affected by disaster.
Karamo Ceesay, Tallinding South Councilor urged others to emulate the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in helping humanity, saying the items will give weight to the lives and livelihood of beneficiaries.
Yankuba Sonko, director of the Organisation for Social Development and Inclusion for Persons with Disability hailed the Jama’at for her support to humanity and prayed for them.
Yahya Muhammed Bah, national executive president of The Gambia Association of the Physically Disabled thanked the Jama’at for their continuous support.
Author: Cherno Omar Bobb