By: Aaron Bundu Lahai- Head of Media and Public Relations, VP Office
Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Vice President of Sierra Leone has presented fifty million Leones to the Jamiatul Birr, Bashara Mosque in PortLoko City. He made the presentation during a fundraising program organized by the United Communities of Bashara Mission in PortLoko on the 26th April, 2019. He informed the Jamaat that the reason for honouring the invitation to attend the program despite his busy schedule was to participate and solidarise with the Muslims not only in PortLoko City but the District.
The Honourable Vice President acknowledged the challenges limiting development in the district highlighted by the Mayor of PortLoko City His Worship AbuBakar Zozo Kamara such as poor road, incomplete stadium, cold room for fish among others. The Vice President stressed that PortLoko is far behind other districts in terms of development as a result of the challenges highlighted by the Mayor. He added that PortLoko District has suffered from injustice for quite sometimes. Dr. Jalloh therefore promised to work with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other stakeholders from the district to salvage the problems, in order to give the district a new facelift.
Vice President Jalloh admonished the people of PortLoko to learn the culture of supporting stakeholders from the district who contribute to the development of the district. He maintained that a reciprocate support from the PortLoko people to deserving stakeholders who contribute towards the district’s development will motivate the Stakeholders to do more. He described the people’s support as vital for any indigene especially political indigene. He pledged for continuous support to the district. The articulate Vice President encouraged Muslims to use the Mosques and bring all indigenes of PortLoko together in a ceremony like the fundraising irrespective of political affiliations.
Alhaji Hassan Kamara- National President of
Jamiatul Birr told the audience that Bashara Mission will support any
Government in Sierra Leone and accept any President chosen by God,
stating that Leadership comes from God. He informed the attendees that
the Mission has six hundred branches in the country.
Hon. Ibrahim Rashim Bundu- former Leader of Government Business in the last Parliament referred to Islam as a Supreme religion, because of the five daily prayers and the unique sitting position of all Muslims except the Imam.
Abu Abu Koroma- Resident Minister North expressed his admiration for the political tolerance displayed by PortLoko politicians to sit together and attend a program. He noted that such political tolerance is completely missing in Bombali District which he governed.