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Brookfield’s United Council of Imams rescue flood victims

Brookfield’s United Council of Imams rescue flood victims

The Brookfield’s United Council of Imams has donated food and non food items worth millions of Leones to flood victims currently housed at the National Stadium at Brookfields in Freetown. (Photo: Council of Imams handing over gifts to MSWGCA)

The report says that the Imams donated ten bundles of clothes, one hundred bundles of water, ten bags of rice among others on Friday, 16th October 2015 through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs at the National Stadium in Freetown.

During the handing over of the items, Sheikh Alhaji Ahmed Bah said that the Muslim community in Brookfields, west of the capital city of Freetown was united and concerned about the plight of the displaced people and therefore decided to bring together the donated items as their own contribution to lighten the suffering of the disaster victims.

He disclosed that they intended to give more but that it is stated in Islamic holy book, the Quran that “nothing given to the needy is small.”

He prayed that similar natural disasters do not befall the people of this country again.

He encouraged the victims to be pleased with the location the Government has to relocate them soon.

He disclosed that the Brookfields United Council of Imams which consists of over thirty Mosques has existed for over four years and that their mission is to encourage the people to believe in the teachings of the Quran and put them to practice.

He called on his fellow spiritual leaders to join the organization for the progress of the Muslim religion and the country.

The Chairlady of the Council, Haja Saraculi described their organization as a non-political and non profitable one.

She disclosed that the money that was used to purchase the gifts was derived through membership contributions, noting, the donated items are meant for all the victims regardless of their religious beliefs.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs, Madam Kadijatu Kamara thanked the Council of Imams for what she called a wonderful humanitarian gesture.

She said that a high display of love, care and unity among Sierra Leoneans has been manifested during the course of the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease and the flooding.

She called on religious leaders in the country to pray assiduously for the people of Sierra Leone so that similar natural disasters do not repeat. She assured the people that the government is doing its best to relocate the victims very soon.

By Abdulai Mento Kamara

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