Dec 28, 2012, 9:15 AM
The authorised bottler of the Coca-Cola in the country Gambega on Wednesday 12th May donated 20 crates of Munite Maid Juice, 5 Bonaque Premium drinking water and 5 crates of Coca-Cola drinks to the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council, at a ceremony held at its Headquarters along MDI Road, Kanifing.
Speaking at the presentation, the Vice-President of the council, Sheikh Imam Gibril Kujabi applauded the Coca-Cola Company for their kind assistance.
Imam Kujabi said that the gesture is not the first of its kind as, according to him, they often receive such assistance from the donors.
"During the Ramadan they donated bags of sugar ,drinks and many others, therefore is not a surprise to receive you today," he stated.
He told the gathering that God values and encourages caring and sharing among Muslims. He further expressed delight at the gesture and prayed for their success.
The Human Resources Manager of the Coca-Cola Company Saja Sambou disclosed that the Supreme Islamic Council is the umbrella body for all Muslims in the country and as such they need support. He hailed the council for their good and continuous prayers for the maintenance of peace and stability in the country. The former Secretary-General of the council, Alhagie Muhamadou Sarr, also hailed the efforts of the donor.
He stressed that whosoever contributes to the development of Islam, Allah would accordingly reward him.
Further speaking, the Corporate Service Manager of Gambega Baisie Armoh, in his turn, hailed the council for the cordial ties with his company. He said that the gesture is part of their corporate social responsibility to give back to the community.