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D2.2M GACH sponsored project nears completion

Feb 15, 2021, 12:31 PM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

Work on a multi-million dalasi mosque project being sponsored by the Gambia Angola Holding Group (GACH) under the leadership of its Chief Executive Officer Abubakary Jawara is near completion after 75% of the work on the mosque has been done.

The construction of the said mosque is currently ongoing at Diabugu Batapa village in the Sandu District of the Upper River Region.  Muslims of Diabugu and the surrounding villages are rejoicing as contractors are expected to complete the work soon. The mosque is being constructed by S.B. Construction Engineering Company.

Imam Muhammed Drammeh, who spoke to our reporter in an interview, described the GACH CEO as a “patriot citizen” for whom national development is among his top priorities.

“This is not the only project he is sponsoring in the country. I can confirm that there are lots of projects undergoing in the country which are being sponsored by GACH. This is what we expect from any genuine Gambian especially those that have the means to do so. The construction of the mosque is a fulfillment of a promise he made to the community,” Drammeh recalled.

The GACH CEO who spoke to our reporter during the laying of the mosque foundation stone at Diabugu, said the construction of the new mosque is part of their efforts to promote Islam in the country.

“This is what I find my parents and grandparent doing. They have worked tirelessly in promoting Islam in the region and the country at large. Therefore, we must follow up their footsteps in ensuring that their legacy is still in place.”

“Our intervention in the country in terms of supporting Gambians to address some of their challenges will not only stop at other sectors, but even on religious issues. Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) has made it clear that whoever builds a mosque for Allah here, Allah will also build a house for the person in Jannah. Therefore, as a company, we also want to strengthen our intervention in this area. In essence, if we are approached by any community or an individual of anything that we feel is worth supporting, we will not hesitate to support.” he said.

The Gambia, Jawara said, belongs to all irrespective of our beliefs or ideologies. “The government can’t do everything for us, even if they are willing to do so, we need to partner with them.”

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