Ref: PR/AF/017/20 Date: December 10, 2020
On 20th November 2020, a delegation from Africa Federation (AFED) visited its member Jamaat in Moshi for a full day visit. The delegation left Moshi for Arusha in the evening. The delegation comprised of AFED Vice Chairman Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania Chairman Alhaj Hussein Karim, AFTAB Chairman Seyed Hassan Naqvi and AFED Chief Operations Officer, Hasnain bhai Sherally.
In Moshi, the delegation was received by the Vice Chairman of Moshi Jamaat Alhaj Muhammad Ladak, and the first stop was at the residence of Murrabi Alhaj Sherally Ladak who lost his elder son Alhaj Mohsin Ladak just two days before the visit. Alhaj Aunali Khalfan paid tribute to the departed soul and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family on behalf of AFED Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi and the office bearers.
Alhaj Sherally bhai Ladak is one of the elders of our community in Moshi who has served the Jamaat for many years in various capacities, since his young age as a volunteer. Moshi Jamaat has been a vibrant and progressive Jamaat with a big population of members, sadly the number of members has dwindled over the years.
A visit to the Jamaat owned and operated Jaffery Clinic which is located in the heart of Moshi city. The Clinic is quite busy serving local community and also caters for most insurances patients including the National Health Insurance Funds (NHIF) which has the largest number of patients. The Clinic has a mini operating theater (currently not in use), ultrasound machine, dental section, full-fledged laboratory and pharmacy. Multiple specialists are on the roster providing specialists medical services to the community at reasonable cost.
The Clinic is currently running at full capacity and requires upgrades to ensure that it can derive its full potential in serving the local needs, it has a plan to expand by adding more beds and latest model digital X-ray machine that is in high demand in the area, the Jamaat has a land adjoining the Clinic where this expansion shall take place. Alhaj Ebrahim Haji who is the Trustee of the Jamaat and Alhaj Salim Khaki, the Chairman of Medical Board of the Jamaat explained the delegation of Jamaat’s the plans for expansion of the Clinic.
After Zohrain prayers, the delegation then held a joint meeting with the Managing Committee of the Jamaat and Trustees. Present at the meeting were; Moshi Jamaat Vice Chairman, Alhaj Muhammad Ladak, Moshi Jamaat Secretary, Alhaj Abdulhussein Kermali, Moshi Jamaat Trustees Alhaj Ebrahim Haji and Alhaj Salim Khaki who is the Jamaat Medical Board Chairman with AFED delegation headed by the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, BMMT Chairman, Alhaj Hussein Karim and AFED COO, Br. Hasnain Sherally.
At the meeting various matters pertaining to the Trust Properties, Tabligh, Madrassah, Education, Community membership, Compliance and Jamaat Constitution matters were discussed. AFED offered its support to the Managing Committee to ensure that the Jamaat is up to date with all their compliance matters of Registration. Assistance was also offered to draft of a new Constitution for the Jamaat to replace the present one of 1950 which has outlived its usefulness due to time elapsed was requested by the Jamaat Vice Chairman.
AFED Vice Chairman, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, impressed upon the team to follow through the Vision of the AFED Office Bearers for the term 2019-2022, this will give the Jamaat clear direction towards achieving the overall goals. Moshi Jamaat was commended for being a self-sufficient Jamaat which they have prided itself for several decades.
Emphasis were made on the health and safety of the community members during this critical time of Covid-19 pandemic which has engulfed many parts of the world. The economic hardships due to the global recession and the Covid-19 effects are visible in Moshi also affecting some community members.
AFED had a fruitful visit to the Moshi Jamaat, the community unfortunately is dwindling in numbers, Moshi is an affluent city with lush greenery and has great economic prospects for various industries, we strongly believe that community members from other cities like Dar es Salaam can benefit by migrating to this city, the Jamaat is hospitable and welcoming, and will be more than happy to collaborate with those who are seriously thinking about migrating to Moshi, AFED will also support this move.
We wish to convey our deep appreciation to Alhaj Muhammad Ladak and his team for the warm welcome and wonderful hospitality extended to the AFED delegation, Jazakallah.