Bio Commends Ahmadiyya Mission

 

 By Alhaji Mansaray

 Officially opening the 56th Annual Conference of the Ahmadiyya Mission in Bo last Friday, 8th February, 2019, His Excellency, the President, Retired Brigadier Dr. Julius Maada Bio congratulated and commended the Ahmadiyya Mission in Sierra Leone for investing in human capital development in the country.

The Ahmadiyya Mission in Sierra Leone, the President said, has done a lot in the country particularly in the area of education and health by building many schools and training colleges and also establishing hospitals, Mosques among others.

He expressed thanks and appreciations to the Mission for its intervention during the Ebola outbreak and affirmed his government’s continued support to the work of the Ahmadiyya Mission in Sierra Leone.

Head and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Sierra Leone, Amir Saeed Ur Rahman who welcomed participants informed the gathering that the Ahmadiyya Mission is established in 212 countries in the world, adding that it has no tribeal consideration. He maintained that the conference creates brotherhood which, he said, is the beauty of Ahmadiyya Jamaat. The Amir stressed, “if you are a true believer, you should respect humanity, love Allah and love the creation of Allah.”

Speaking of behalf of the past students of Ahmadiyya Secondary Schools, the Minister of Energy and Power, Alhaji Kanja Sesay said he attended the conference as a proud product of Ahmadiyya Secondary School as he congratulated the Mission for all what it  has done in the country. He pointed out that the discipline he received from Ahmadiyya School helped him to become what he is today.

President of the Forum of Islamic Organizations, Alhaji Abu King described the turnout of the conference as great and impressive; he noted that this year’s conference promoted a platform where Sunni, Shiat and Ahmadis sat together complementing the Forum of Islamic Organization for peaceful co-existence.

 

His Excellency the Ambassador of Sierra Leone to Guinea, Alimamy Bangura noted that the Ahmadiyya Mission is carrying out the mission of President Bio, he described the conference as fantastic.

In his contribution, the Secretary General of Council of Churches in Sierra Leone, Mrs. Ebun James Dekou noted that the motto of the Mission which is ‘love for all, hatred for none’ stands out clearly because of the way the Mission operates.

P.C. Alkali Mellah II of Bakeh Loko Chiefdom in Port Loko District noted that from all the various speeches made, all Muslims should speak with one voice.

Mr. Yusuf Komeh spoke on the bad influence of social media whilst the Chief Fire Officer of the National Fire Force, Nazir Ahmed Kamanda Bongay gave the vote of thanks.