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Kudos to Ahmadiyya Jamaat

Mar 17, 2009, 5:34 AM

We congratulate the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in The Gambia for their support to the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.

The role played by the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in maintaining peace and stability in the country has again been recognised by the Honourable Secretary of State for Fisheries and Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, Yankuba Touray, who was deputising for President Jammeh at the re-opening of the Ahmadiyya clinic in Basse as part of the Silver Jubilee of Nasir Ahmadiyya Senior Secondary School.

He hailed the Ahmadiyya followers for their religious tolerance. He said the Gambia's commitment to religious pluralism is enshrined in the 1997 constitution which allowed the country to enjoy unshakable peace and stability on which the Ahmadiyya Jamaat has been able to operate and support the country's developmental aspirations in the areas of health and agriculture. "Today's celebration could not have been held at a better place than Basse, for Basse has been known for religious tolerance and cultural diversity which dates back to the time of pre-independence to date," he noted.

We would also like to urge all other faiths in the country to see Ahmadiyya Jamaat as examples of true maintenance of peace and stability in the country through religious tolerance.

The country cannot afford in any circumstance to neglect the culture of religious tolerance and we must continue to have respect for each other's religion as religion is one of the forces behind the country's stability.

Our congratulations also go to the staff and students of NasirAhmadiyyaMuslimSeniorSecondary School for its 25 years of existence and service to humanity. We wish you best of success in preparing the country's youths to become responsible citizens in future. A special congratulation to the people of Basse and environs for the re-opening of the Ahmadiyya Clinic which we learn is equipped with modern laboratory facilities. They are encouraged to make the best use of the facility for their own good.