Muslim Jama’at The Gambia, last week supported 23 families of the 2018 fire and
flood victims of West Coast Region with the donation of D2, 200 to each of
The generosity was provided in collaboration with the region’s Disaster Management committee and the Governor’s office, held at regional disaster management committee head office in Brikama.
The donation also saw the fire and flood victims receive buckets, shoes, pats, wrappers and soap from UNFPA through NDMA.
Alhagie Ebrahima Mbowe, deputy Amir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at said Muslims should fulfill their obligation to Allah which was why they decided to assist the fire and flood victims.
He observed that there are bigger and wealthier organizations in the country than the Ahmadiyya and therefore called on them to follow suit.
Baba F. Trawally, Amir Sahib of The Gambia Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at said as Muslims, when certain things happened to people they should know that it is destined by Allah and thank him.
Amir Trawally noted that Islam calls for people to assist one another other and because of the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W), they are always motivated to help.
He expressed their readiness to assist other disaster victims across the country, while urging people to be careful especially with fire in order to avoid such disasters. He prayed for peace and stability to continue to prevail in the country, as it is only through peace that everything can be possible.
Governor Bakary K. Sanyang thanked Amir Trawally and his team for coming to the aide of the 23 disaster victim families in his region.
He called on people to always listen to Fire and Rescue Service radio programmes to understand how to avoid some of the disasters. He added that people should consult physical planning before constructing their houses to avoid floods.
Abubacarr Jawara, a recipient thanked Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at and NDMA for the gesture. He urged those affected to take heart as Allah destined the disaster.