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Salikenni Gamo slated for Saturday

Mar 2, 2015, 9:59 AM

The community of Salikenni in the North Bank Region will hold its annual Islamic conference (Gamo) on Saturday 7 March 2015.

The annual event brings together people from all walks of life for religious discourse and prayers.

Sheikh Alhaji Omar Ceesay, the caliph of the village, said recitation of the Holy Quran and discussion on the life and times of Prophet Muhammed would form the highlights of this year’s Gamo.

“Last year, we discussed farming and health from an Islamic point of view, as well as the importance of respecting and working for one’s parents,” he said.

He added: “I wish to extend special invitation to the President Yahya Jammeh, his government and entire Muslim Ummah.”

Sheikh Omar Ceesay is the representative of the Supreme Islamic Council in Salikenni.

He studied in Mauritania, before winning a scholarship to further his university education in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.

He returned in 1978, and has taught as a Quranic teacher in secondary and primary schools for 35 years.