In conformity with the Africa Federation Vision and Objectives for the term 2016-2019, and in taking forward our plans through working closely with our parent body – The World Federation (WF), we are pleased to inform our community members of the latest development in respect of the housing projects in Dar Es Salaam.
A plot measuring 800 Sq. M in a prime location along Mfaume Road in Upanga area of Dar Es Salaam has been donated to Africa Federation (AFED) by the WF, through the efforts of Alhaj Ahmed Daya, the WF Executive Councillor in London, U.K. for the housing development project for our community members.
The housing project first of its kind in Upanga area will be suitably designed by experienced Architects and Designers who will be assigned to undertake this work. The apartments will be offered to our community members, details of which will be provided in due course.
Dar Es Salaam Jamaat having the largest population of our Khoja community in Africa has much bigger and dire need for housing, especially considering the present environment where prices for new apartments are not affordable to many, similarly the income have declined due to the adverse economic conditions prevailing. AFED will make all efforts to assist in this important sector to provide reasonable housing to our community members.
The Chairman of the Economic and Housing Development Board, Alhaj Akil Hirji with his team made up of Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Shakera Dhanani and Board Members; Mrs. Zakiya Khamisa and Br. Azim Mawji are very much determined and committed to take off this project as soon as possible. Mrs. Zakiya Khamisa who is a Lawyer by profession assists with the legal matters and documentation.
The Administrative process to obtain the necessary permits etc. from the Government and local authorities have already started and the project is expected to start soon as these formalities are completed.
We wish to express our gratitude to the World Federation office bearers and WF Executive Councillor, Alhaj Ahmed Daya. who is deeply committed to assist AFED and working tirelessly with zest and zeal in sourcing funds in close collaboration with the WF. These initiatives and funds have enable AFED to acquire a plot for the Housing Project in Dar es Salaam. We say a big Thank You to the WF office bearers under the leadership of Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and to Alhaj Ahmed Daya.
The determined efforts and initiatives being put by the AFED Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the AFED office bearers and the AFED Economic and Housing Development Board will Insha’allah bring about tangible results and success in the development of the housing projects.
We pray to Allah (SWT) to grant them and all our donors and well-wishers inspiration, Tawfeeqat and Ima’an to continue supporting our mission for the noble cause, Ameen.