Senegalese envoy lauds Gambian philanthropist

Monday, June 04, 2018

Senegalese Ambassador to The Gambia, Professor Saliou Ndiaye has applauded Gambian Senegal-based philanthropist Ajaratou Astou Jeng for her humanitarian service to needy people especially during the Holy month of Ramadan.

Ambassador Ndiaye made this remarks at a recent international Islamic conference in Bijilo, convened by the Gambian benefactor Ajaratou Astou Jeng.

Similar commendations were made by imams Baba Leigh, Tafsir Gaye and Muntaha Faye, who all applauded Jeng for her foresight.

The Senegalese diplomat called on Gambians and Senegalese to emulate the Gambian benefactor in her service to humanity, preaching that in life any good thing someone does, will reflects in his or her future and even hereafter.

Ambassador Ndiaye also made reference to the cordial ties that binds Banjul and Dakar, further urging religious leaders to keep praying for peace and unity for the two brotherly countries.

Baba Leigh, Imam of Kanifing Mosque, commended the Gambian philanthropist for her support to humanity, saying she is a woman who knows her rights and she is just doing that.

 He called on Gambians to keep praying for her to be able to continue her work for Islam.

Imams Tasir Gaye and Muntaha Faye of Banjul, all echoed similar sentiments. Both lauded the Gambian philanthropist for her humanitarian service to the nation and called on others to emulate her.

“Sometimes in The Gambia, you will see wealthy people donating three to five cups of sugar to the Imams, which is very small but Ajaratou Astou does not only stop in giving out to the Imams but even the needy people within Senegambia,”says Imam Tafsir Gaye.

For her part, Ajaratou Astou Jeng thanked the venerable scholars for their good gesture, adding that the move is part of contributing her quota towards national development.

“I want Gambians to believe in themselves and help each other because a country cannot develop without people fastening their hands together and work for the betterment of all.”    

Author: Pa Modou Cham