It was a notable occasion which coincided with the blissful moment of the 17th day of the Holy month of Ramadhan. According to historical records; it is the day of the victory of the battle of Badr, first battle of Islam in 2 A.H. On this occasion, an agreement was reached between the KSI Jamaat of Dar es Salaam and the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa to start the Housing Project on Uhuru Street plot.
Those present at the meeting from Africa Federation were Shabirbhai Najafi, Chairman, Aunalibhai Khalfan, Vice Chairman, Mohamedbhai Hemani, Hon. Treasurer, Husseinbhai Karim, Hon. Secretary, Alihassan Kassam, Hon. Asst. Secretary, Aliabbas Nasser, Hon. Asst. Treasurer and Akilbhai Hirji, Chairman of the Economic & Housing Board. The KSI Jamaat of Dar es Salaam was represented by Azimbhai Dewji, President, Riyazbhai Bhojani, Vice President, Aliasgher Somji, Asst. Hon. Secretary, Mohamedtakibhai Dhanani and Dr. Jaffer Dharsee, the Hon. Trustees of Dar es Salaam Jamaat.
The Housing Project on Uhuru Street will commence within the next 3 to 4 months once the necessary permits are obtained from local Government Authorities. The Project will be managed by the AFED Economic & Housing Development Board, who’s Chairman, Akilbhai Hirji was also present in the meeting.
The Project will be a nine storey modern building of 45 apartments with a commercial wing on the ground floor, car park and other amenities, such as Stand-By Generator etc. in the basement of the building. More details will be provided in due course once the Architects have finalized the plan and detailed drawings of the building.
Members of the Jamaat will be informed of the Scheme for this building so that they are informed in good time to apply, so as to avoid last minute rush. The construction may take upto 36 months from the handover date of the Project to the contractor.
There is a big demand of housing in Dar es Salaam, especially for the middle income families whose aspiration is to own an apartment or a flat for the future wellbeing of the family. Generally, cost of living and rent in big cities continues to rise, in such circumstances, housing becomes a primary concern for the families. The Jamaat recognizing these challenges, are making all efforts to reduce the burdens on its members, they are also working in collaboration with the Africa Federation to achieve the aims and objects.
On behalf of the Chairman, the Office Bearers, the Trustees and the Economic & Housing Board of the Africa Federation, we wish to record our appreciation to the President, Office Bearers and Trustees of KSI Jamaat of Dar es Salaam for their warm welcome and for the fruitful meeting whose outcome will surely benefit the larger members of our Community in Dar es Salaam.
May Allah (SWT) shower His grace and blessings abundantly to all members of our Community in these important nights of the Holy month of Ramadhan, Ameen.