Malawi government commends Islamic organizations
Malawi government has commended Islamic organizations for the continued support in the education sector. The remarks were made by Zomba District Commissioner Emmanuel Bambe during the handover ceremony of school blocks for Malemia Full primary school on 30th October 2018 in Zomba.
With funding from Charity week from the UK Islamic relief Malawi has implemented the construction of Two blocks of four classrooms, a library, a staff room, feeding shelter, and a solar power water system. Earlier in the week before Islamic Relief handed over these facilities, Muslim Association of Malawi also opened a Praying house (Masjid) and a two classroom block in the same Traditional Authority of Malemia. The Association constructed these structures with funding from Dubai Charity Organization of United Arab Emirates.
Addressing the audience, The Chairman of Muslim Association of Malawi Sheikh Idriss Muhammad said that was one way of guaranteeing that education is accessible to everyone. MAM Chair further said that his association and many other Islamic organizations have now taken heed in constructing learning institutions across the country.
Sheikh Muhammad said; “my administration will continue to support education in Malawi as long as I get assisted from my donors who are doing this for the sake of pleasing their Creator and not that they need anything from us, however we needed to pray for them so that such developments continue benefiting our nation.”
Speaking during the official handover ceremony of the school blocks and other facilities to the government officials, Sherifa Mia Islamic Relief Country Representative said education plays a very big role in the social economic development of any society. She therefore thought of bringing such development to this area in order to impact the community.
Speaking on behalf of government Zomba District Commissioner (DC) applauded Muslims for having brought such structures in his District. “Government appreciates your support especially in the education sector, government cannot do it alone, it is a collective responsibility, and therefore we needed to work together for the development of this country”.