#National News

Brikama Association in New York donates to imams

May 7, 2020, 11:57 AM | Article By: Fatou Dem

Brikama Association in New York, USA has donated 66 bags of sugar and rice worth over D100, 000 to Imams in Brikama, Jambur, Jambanjelly and Kalagi.

Speaking at the presentation held at the Brikama Central Mosque, the Association’s country coordinator, Ebrima Cham said the group was formed in 2015 and registered as a charity in the United States with the goal to support the people of Brikama and intervene in education, health, sports and religion.

He said Imams spend most of their valuable time to preside over religious, cultural, marriage ceremonies and funeral activities without being paid, stressing that the support is meant to support the Imams to meet their families’ financial obligations.

Focal person, Pa Modou Bojang said the US-based association has been supporting communities since 2018. He said this support is meant for the Imams for the month of Ramadan and also support during the course of the state of public emergency due to coronavirus pandemic.

He praised the organization for realizing that there are people in their communities who are still living in acute hardship and cannot even provide a spoonful of sugar to put in their tea.

Public Relations Officer of Brikama Imams Association, Oustass Vieux Njie thanked members of the Association for the gesture. He said Ramadan is an honorable and blessed month, and the best charity is that which is given in Ramadan.

Imam Ratib of Brikama, Alhagie Sankung Touray thanked the Association for doing it out of their own wish. He urged Imams to pray for the continuous success and wellbeing of the donors and the association.