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Press Release – Africa Federation Delegation Visit to Mombasa


The Chairman of the Federation of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa (AFED), Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Vice Chairman Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, the Hon. Secretary Alhaj Hussein Karim joined by the Hon. Treasurer, Alhaj Mohamed Hemani made a two days’ visit to Mombasa, Kenya from 1st to 2nd February 2019 to attend a Joint Meeting of the AFED Trustees with the Office Bearers for the term 2016-2019. Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi who is the Trustee of Africa Federation also attended the meeting. Others who attended the meeting were; AFED Trustees from Dar es Salaam Alhaj Mehboob Versi, from Uganda Alhaj Ebrahim Kassam and from Mombasa, Alhaj Sultan Molu.

The Trust Board meeting took place on Saturday 2nd February to discuss several key issues, including projects and future plans of our fixed assets; the existing assets disposals, redevelopment etc. in order to bring about better income for the institution. Alhaj Ahmed Alloo, the head of accounts in AFED Secretariat office also attended the meeting.

On Friday 1st February, the AFED delegation met with the Mombasa Senior Citizens at JIC and had various discussions on the current issues pertaining to the community, as well as understanding the needs of the senior members of our community. It was heartwarming to hear about the various programs being organized for the seniors by themselves with some help from the volunteers, one of the upcoming program is the Ziyarat trip whereby AFED and the WF donated one each full Ziyarat package for the deserving senior members.

The World Federation President Anwar bhai Dharamsi and AFED Chairman Shabir bhai Najafi both had the opportunity to address the seniors and appreciated their guidance to the Community. The AFED and WF leaders commended them for being active and having weekly get-together program every Friday which keeps them active and well informed on various matters including the current information. Also present was the President of Lilongwe Jamaat (JMA) in Malawi, Alhaj Kazim Devjiani, he invited the seniors to visit Lilongwe Jamaat.

The get-together is always incomplete without the popular Zanzibari mix, Bhajiya, Samosas, Mahamri (Mandazi), Mbarazi and Karak Chai – It is always very refreshing to be together in the evening in serene atmosphere at JIC in Mombasa. Thanks to Alhaj Masumali Meghji for his humorous and delightful introductions, his charismatic nature is fascinating.

Mombasa Jamaat Chairman Hosts Dinner at his residence

The Mombasa Jamaat Chairman, Alhaj Dr. Mohamed H. A. Jaffer hosted a dinner on Friday night in honour of Shabir bhai Najafi’s visit to Mombasa and to congratulate him for his re-election unopposed as Chairman of Africa Federation for the second term 2019 – 2022.  The big gathering provided an opportunity for the AFED delegation to meet and interact with other invitees at the function. Amongst the dignitaries present was also the President of the World Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi.

The AFED Secretariat wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the Alhaj Dr. Mohamed Jaffer for hosting the dinner at his residence and for the honor extended to our Chairman and his delegation. We are also thanks to the Seniors of Mombasa Jamaat for the invitation to their program. Our deep appreciation goes to AFED Trustee, Alhaj Sultan bhai Molu for organizing the logistics and venue for the Trust Board Meeting and lunch in Mombasa on Saturday.