BUJUMBURA January 17th (ABP) – The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (LIM), Mohammad Bin Abdul Karim Al Issa, accompanied by the Ombudsman of the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Edouard Nduwimana, distributed, in the afternoon of Tuesday January 15, 2018, food consisting of sugar, rice, corn flour, beans and sunflower oil to 500 needy Muslim and non-Muslims from the neighborhoods of the Bujumbura City Council.
In his message, Mr. Mohammad called on Muslims and non-Muslims to show solidarity, to love one another and to help one another regardless of religious affiliation. He urged them to create cooperatives to develop.
The LIM General Secretary also paid a visit to an orphanage in the Buyenzi zone and the Burundian Muslim Women’s association (AFEMUBU), which assists 86 needy Muslim widows.
The Burundian ombudsman thanked Mr. Mohammad for accepting his invitation and called on Muslims to keep peace and security.
AFEMUBU is building a school, Niragira said, adding that the same association has a protected parcel where a sewing and computer training center will soon be built to promote Muslim women’s entrepreneurship.On her part, the AFEMUBU chairperson, Ms. Alia Niragira, indicated in her welcoming speech that the objective of the AFEMUBU is to promote the supervision of Muslim girls and women to contribute to spiritual social, cultural and economic development. She added that the AFEMUBU will allow them to preach religion and especially to create jobs for widows and vulnerable Muslim women.
The visit by the LIM Secretary General will end on January 19th.