Amir Trawally urges social support during crisis

May 13, 2020, 11:43 AM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

Baba F. Trawally, the amir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in The Gambia has underscored the significant role the Jama’at is playing towards national development, saying “we must support each other most especially in times of crisis among others”.

“In times of difficulties, it’s important that we come together as a nation and develop the country. I pray that the peace and stability that we continue to enjoy in the country prevail so that we will continue to live together as one people.”

Amir Trawally was speaking yesterday as the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in The Gambia donated bags of rice, oil, sugar and onions to Banjul City Council (BCC), Kanifing Municipality Council (KMC) and to different physically challenged organisations within KMC.

Kanifing Municipality Council (KMC) received 50 bags of rice, 50 litres of oil, 25 bags of onions and 10 bags of sugar. BCC received 50 bags of rice, 50 litters of oil, 25 bags of onions and 10 bags of sugar while the  organisations within KM received 30 bags of rice, 15 litres of oil, 15 bags of onions and 6 bags of sugar.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at also donated 30 bags of rice, 30 one litres of oil, 15 bags of onion and four bags of sugar to its neighbours in Tallinding. The donated items officials say are worth more than D300, 000.

Trawally added: “During this trying time of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that we support each other. Again, we’re also in the holy month of Ramadan which is indeed a blessed month, hence it’s crucial that we extend our benevolent gesture to the needy people in the country.”

According to him, it’s also important to support neighbours that are living around their mission, taking into account that our beloved Prophet Muhammed (SAW) teaches us to be supporting our neighbours and that we should not harm them.

He said: “We will continue to assist Gambia so that we will continue to live in a harmonious, peaceful and united environment. It’s time we increase our spirituality and morality and it’s time we support each other during the month of Ramadan,” he said, adding that such kind of support was also extended to regions across the country.

Talib Ahmed Bensouda, the mayor of the KMC dwelled on the significance of the donated items especially in these trying times of covid-19 and the month of Ramadan. Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in The Gambia, he added, has always supported the council for the past years.

“In this time of the covid-19, many countries including The Gambia are encountering difficulties due to the impact of the pandemic; hence it’s essential for organisation like this to be supporting the needy people. I want to assure that the donated items will reach its intended beneficiaries.”

“This is not the first time the donors have been supporting the council, and I am quite optimistic that this will not be the last time too. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at The Gambia is here for Gambians. The items will definitely complement our efforts in our quest to support the needy people in Banjul,” Omar B.S. Touray, deputy mayor of BCC said.