The application for membership of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa by the Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Isnashri de la Reunion (UAKSIR) was accepted by a unanimous vote of the delegates at the 25th Africa Federation Triennial Conference held in Dar es Salaam from 26th – 27th April, 2013.
UAKSIR becomes a new member after the Conseil Regional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L’Ocean Indien (CROI).
The Constitution of the Africa Federation was amended to accommodate the membership of UAKSIR, and also to provide for three Vice Chairmen of the Federation.
Alhaj Shabir Najafi is the elected Vice Chairman of the Federation at the Secretariat. Alhaj Navazaly Rossanaly Molou of CROI and Alhaj Amine Nassor Goulamaly of UAKSIR are the other two Vice Chairmen of the Federation by virtue of their present positions as Presidents of their respective organizations.
With UAKSIR now joining the Federation, the total Jamaats under the Federation stands at 44 with a population of about 22,000 heads.
Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, Chairman of the Africa Federation while welcoming UAKSIR said; – “I am extremely delighted to witness this great occasion, it is a continuation of a long journey we embarked in 2010; a road map towards transforming our vision into reality, topmost in our goals is to evolve, march forward together and strive to elevate our community to a higher level of success and development”.
Message from Alhaj Navazaly Molou (President of Conseil Regional of Madagascar) – “My best wishes and congratulations to the Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi on his reelection unopposed. And, on this momentous occasion of UAKSIR becoming a member of the Africa Federation, I extend best wishes and congratulations to the President of UAKSIR, Alhaj Amine Nassor, who is now also the Vice Chairman of the Africa Federation”.
Réunion is a French island and became an overseas department of France in 1946. The population presently is about 800,000 with an area of 2,152 km² located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 km southwest of Mauritius, the nearest island.
The Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Isnashri de la Reunion (UAKSIR) was established in 2005 and is made up of four Jamaats, which are each in Saint Denis, Saint Paul, Saint Andre and Saint Pierre with a total population of about 1500 heads.
The Vice President, Alhaj Amine Nassor was escorted to the Secretariat on Tuesday, 30th April 2013, and was introduced to the staff and provided with an orientation of the setup and the working of the Secretariat.