The mayor of Banjul, Alhaji Abdoulie Bah, recently presided over the inauguration of a new mosque and toilet facilities at the Banjul cemetery situated in Old Jeshwang. The mosque and toilet facilities were sponsored by one Baboucarr Bobb, a Gambian based in Germany.
In his inaugural address, Mayor Bah described Bobb as a true Muslim, whose efforts in the propagation of Islam cannot go unnoticed by the Muslims in Banjul.
Mayor Bah hailed Bobb for his commitment, adding that the move he has taken is something the Banjul City Council really welcomes whole-heartedly, noting that this is part of his contribution to nation building.
“On behalf of the senior management of my Council, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to Baboucarr Bobb and the entire Bobb family for their kind gesture,” May Bah said.
He further acknowledged that the mosque and toilet facilities built at the cemetery will solve some of the problems faced by people when they go to the cemetary for burials like accessing toilets facilities among others.
Alhaji Alieu Mboge of the Banjul Muslim Elders, who spoke at the inauguration ceremony, said the donor has demonstrated high level of commitment and love towards the propagation of Islam in the country. He assured him of their constant support to raise the safety and security of the cemetery at all times.
Abdoulie Bobb, the father to Baboucarr Bobb expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to Mayor Abdoulie Bah and the Banjul Muslim Elders Association present at the ceremony. “We are grateful to you all for your quick response and we will do more to make sure that the cemetery gets more help because it is not only the responsibility of Banjul City Council to take good care of the cemetery,” he concluded.
by Lamin B. Darboe