More condolence messages for the First Family
Monday, December 12, 2011
More condolence messages continue to drop into State House for the first Family following the recent demise of Madam Rhimou El Hassady Soumah, mother of the First Lady, Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh.
The messages read:
It is with deep sorrow and sadness that I learnt of the sudden demise of Madam Rhimou El Hassady Soumah, Your Excellency’s mother-in-law and mother of the First lady, sad event that occurred in Rabat, Morocco on Tuesday the 1st of November 2011.
Madam Rhimou was well known to me due to the kind access you accorded me to your esteemed family during my visits to The Gambia, and when she accompany the Presidential delegation to perform Umrah to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
May Allah the Almighty receive her in Paradise and may her Soul rest in perfect peace. Ameen.
Consul General, Jeddah
It is with great regret that we have just learnt about the sudden death of the mother of Her Excellency, the First Lady. This moment of grief is shared with you as we all rally behind you to give emotional support and sense of belongingness to our First Gambian family.
On behalf of my family and I, the staff of the Gambian Embassy in Cuba and the entire student community, we express sympathy to Your Excellencies and the entire family in Morocco, Guinea and The Gambia. May her Soul rest in perfect peace in heaven and may Allah give you strength and wisdom to endure this moment of grief and sorrow.
Your Excellency and First Lady, please accept my sympathy as I also reassure you of my highest respect and consideration under the circumstances.
Yusupha B. Dibba
Gambian Ambassador to Cuba
It is with deep sense of regret that I write, on behalf of members of staff of this High Commission, and on my own behalf, to convey to Your Excellency, Her Excellency the First Lady of the Republic of The Gambia, Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh and to other members of the First Family, our condolences, following the untimely demise of Madam Rhimou El Hassady Soumah.
During these trying moments, we implore Allah the Almighty to grant her soul eternal bliss, and give you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Please accept Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Elizabeth Ya Eli Harding
High Commissioner, United Kingdom
It is with deep sense of grief and sorrow that the Board of Directors, Management and staff of the National Water and Electricity Company Ltd learnt of the sudden demise of Madam Rhimou El Hassady Soumah, mother to Her Excellency the First Lady and mother-in-law to His Excellency Sheikh Professor Dr. Alhaji Yahya A.J.J Jammeh, President of the Republic of The Gambia.
We wish to extend our heartfelt condolence to Her Excellency the First Lady, His Excellency the President, and the entire First Family. We join the First Family and the entire country in mourning the passing away of our dear mother, which is a great loss to humanity at large.
We share the pain of losing a dear mother and are united in rallying behind His Excellency the President, Her Excellency the First Lady in providing much needed solace during this difficult mourning period.
We therefore pray for the soul of the departed to rest in eternal peace in Jannatul Firdaous. May God give the entire family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. We submit the above message to your high office for onward transmission to His Excellency, President of the Republic of The Gambia.
Maimuna B. John
Managing Director, NAWEC
Allow me please on behalf of the Drammeh Kunda family to join thousands of Gambians, in expressing to Your Excellency my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the demise of the mother of the Gambian First Lady Her Excellency Madam Zinab Yahya Jammeh.
The sudden passing away of the mother of Her Excellency the First Lady has indeed been an un-repairable loss not only to the First Family but also equally deeply felt by the nation across the country in The Gambia.
On this sad occasion, we cannot help but extend our hands of supplication to the Almighty Allah to shower His mercy on her, grant her ‘Janntul-Firdaus’ and inspire the bereaved family to be able to bear the loss, show patience and fortitude. Amen. Please accept, Your Excellency and Dear leader, the renewed assurance of my highest consideration.
Baba Abubakar Drammeh
Imam of Sintet
It was with a deep sense of sorrow that we learnt of the demise of your dear mother-in-law and mother – Madam Rhimou El Hassady Soumah.
Cognizant of how painful it could be to lose such a dear mother-in-law and mother, the members of the Board of Governors, Management, Staff and Students assembled quickly to offer special prayers for the demised soul to rest in blissful memory and for Allah the Almighty to continue to shower His blessings on you and the rest of her family.
May you stay long to offer continuous prayers for her soul to rest in perfect peace…Ameen!!! With assurances of our continuous prayers, we want to remain yours sincerely
Abdoulie M.A. Loum
Director General, GTTI
With deepest sorrow, I had the news of the demise of our dear mother Madam Rhimou El Hassady Soumah the mother-in-law to the President Sheikh Prof. Dr. Alh. Yahya A.J.J Jammeh.
I on behalf of the entire Soumah Kunda family in Guinea Conakry and The Gambia hereby extend our heartfelt condolence to Your Excellency, the First Family and the entire Jammeh Kunda family here in The Gambia and abroad. May Allah Subhannahu Wa Talla grant her gentle soul eternal peace amongst the leaders of the faithful in Janna Ameen!!
I would like to express my sincere condolences for the sudden loss of your dear mother-in-law. She must have been a caring and inspiring affectionate mother who shall ever be remembered in all grateful minds and loved in all sincere hearts.
I therefore extend my deepest sympathies to you and your wife and the entire family for such a great loss. I pray that the Almighty Allah grants her eternal success, continue to guide and protect her family and recompense their loss with an endless blessings and happiness. May Allah grant us long life and prosperity and enable us to be steadfast upon deeds that please Him.
Sanchaba Sulay Jobe
The Embassy of France presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia, and has the honour to present condolences to H.E. Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J Jammeh, President of the Republic of The Gambia, H.E. Aja Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh First Lady of the Republic of The Gambia, and the entire family to the death of Madam Rhimou El Hassady Soumah, mother-in-law to the President and mother of Her Excellency the First Lady.
The French Embassy would be grateful to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia to transmit this condolences message to it High Recipient.
The Embassy of France avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia the assurances of its highest consideration.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
& Gambians Abroad
The executive and members of the federation Ahlou Tiwawone wish to convey their heartfelt condolence through Your Excellency, to the First Lady of the Republic of The Gambia Madam Zainabou Yahya Jammeh on the sad departure of her beloved mother to the next world. The federation offered prayers on the sad occasion and hope that the Almighty Allah will accept our prayers. Ameen.
In the same vain, we take the opportunity in conveying our appreciation for your benevolent assistance at almost all religious activities among others. We pray that the fourth coming Presidential election be done in peace and tranquility.
We assure you our support and have no doubt of your landslide victory Inshallah for you to continue the development program which is apparent to all. Please sir, accept the assurance of our highest regards and support at all times.
Alhaji Mam Bourama Sarr.
SG, Ahlou Tiwawone Federation
It is with great sorrow that we learnt of the demise of Madam Rhimou El Hassady Soumah, your mother-in-law, mother of the First Lady of the Republic of The Gambia, Aja Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh. This very sad event occurred on Tuesday 1st November 2011 in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco.
The Gambia students’ Association in Morocco would like to extend its heartfelt condolence through the Embassy of the Republic of The Gambia to the First Lady, the bereaved family, the entire Gambian populace, friends and well-wishers.
Your Excellency, we encourage you in faith as you mourn the deceased. We pray that Almighty Allah forgives and grant her gentle soul eternal bliss, ease and tranquility in the hereafter.
Finally we reassure you of our relentless support in your quest to modernize The Gambia into a silicon valley. Your vision for development and your visionary leadership lives as an example for all and sundry, especially for Gambian students studying abroad.
Lamin K. Marong
Social and Cultural Secretary
Gambia Students’ Association
Author: Daily Observer