CIRCULAR NO: AF/FS/16/16
The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to re-appoint Alhaj Munir Hassanali Suleiman Daya as the Chairman of the Editorial Board and Chief Editor of Federation Samachar for the term 2016-2019. Alhaj Shabir Najafi is also pleased to re-appoint Sister Mahjabeen Daya, who has served as Associate Editor of the publication with Alhaj Munir Daya for the past six years.
Br. Munir has served the Africa Federation for 27 years as the Editorial Board Chairman and Chief Editor of Federation Samachar from 1983 to 2004 and for two consecutive terms from 2010 to 2016.
In April 2016, at the 26th Triennial Conference and the 78th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats held in Dar es Salaam, the then Chairman of Africa Federation Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi honoured Br. Munir with the prestigious Abbasi Medal for his exemplary and selfless services to the Africa Federation and to the Community at large.
Br. Munir is the franchise owner of Rentokil Initial Tanzania Ltd., an international company of which he has been the Managing Director since 1995. He is a prolific writer in his spare time embedding significant impact on readers for more than two decades. Similarly, his opinion columns have been published by many newspapers in Tanzania and Kenya, some of which have been recently published in an anthology, “Weekends with Munir Daya”.
Br. Munir has served the community in many ways. He was the first Web Manager of the Africa Federation website in 1998 and in 2001 he launched and edited the Dar Samachar, the then official magazine of the Dar es Salaam Jamaat. In 2001, Br. Munir Daya served as Secretary of Dar es Salaam Jamaat’s Education Board.
A keen sportsman, Br. Munir Daya has also contributed to the Dar es Salaam Jamaat’s sports activities for a number of years. He represented the Tanzania national team internationally as a squash player for six years. He was the Squash Secretary of the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club and a member of the Tanzania Squash Rackets Association. He captained the Dar es Salaam Union Sports Club’s squash team three times, winning the Africa Federation Supreme Council Squash tournament each time and once personally winning to be overall Champion.
For the term 2011 to 2014 Br. Munir Daya, along with Sister Mahjabeen Daya capably represented the Africa Federation on the Media Strategic Committee of the World Federation to address media responses to worldwide events involving the community.
The Editorial Board of the Federation Samachar shall be made up of the following:-
Munir Daya – Chief Editor
Mahjabeen Munir Daya – Associate Editor
(To be announced) – Editorial Assistant & Office Administrator
Fatima Patel – Liaison Officer, Africa Federation Secretariat
Mukhtar Damji – Local Distribution
(To be announced) – International Distribution and Advertising
Husseinali Shaban – Advertising
The AFED Secretariat extends its heartiest congratulations Munir Bhai and his entire team on their appointments and wishes them every success in achieving the vision and the goals set out for the Editorial Board for the new term; 2016-2019.
Hussein A. Karim