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Sierra Leone News: Over 50 Mosques, religious groups benefit from Ramadan gift

The Alhuda foundation for Development and Humanitarian Service has over the weekend provided food items worth million of Leones to Mosques, Universities, Islamic institutions and individuals to assist them break their fast. According to Sheik Umara Farouk Bah, the Alhuda Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Services has been providing water well, computers, learning materials and food items for Muslims across the world. The Project Director, Dr Ramadan Jalloh, disclosed the support came from two countries including the United Arab Emirate (UAE) where they have the Red Crescent that sent support to provide food items for 250 people that received 1 bag (25kg) of rice, 1 gallon vegetable oil, 1 packet sugar and 1 packet tea leaf. The second assistance came from the same UEA but through their Embassy in Dakar which covers Sierra Leone, to provide support for 200 beneficiaries who received 1 gross sugar, 1gallon oil, 1 bundle milk, 5 kg bag of rice and 1 packet tea leaves. He added that they also received support for 35 beneficiaries from Dubai. “Saudiya sent to us two containers of dates containing 1,200 cartons,” he said, disclosing that the first container has already arrived and the second one is expected to arrive this week. Explaining about the beneficiaries, he said they tried as best as possible to ensure all the Islamic institutions across the country benefit from the package, which covers more than 50 Mosques in western areas, 450 families, and each district will receive more than 20 cartons Thamarou from the first container and the rest will be sent when they receive the second container. According to him, they also made provision for all the Ministries, Military, Police, Prison, Fire Force, State House, Disable and some Colleges among others. The Vice President of the College of Medicine and Allied Science Muslim Jamaat, Alfred Conteh, a fourth year student, expressed appreciation for the gift considering what they used to spend on their daily Ifta on their campus to provide food for students that are fasting. “More than 100 students will benefit from this package as our Jamaat is more than 200 members who mostly reside on campus,” he said, explaining that they usually task themselves to provide the daily Ifta and also send out letters requesting support from others.

By Alhaji Manika Kamara

Tuesday May 14, 2019.

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