Complete Vacuum To The Country”
- Muslim Women Caucus Describes Deaths of School Children
President of the National Muslim Women Caucus of Liberia, Haja Mawatta S. Towie, has expressed total regret over the deaths of the 27-school going children that recently died in a fire incidence. She called on President George Manneh Weah to see the lost of the children as a complete vacuum to the country and should therefore recognize and properly investigate the accident that led to the death of the country future leaders in the fire disaster.
Madam Haja Mawatta S. Towie spoke when her organization, the National Muslim Women Caucus of Liberia (NMWCL) had gone to express heartfelt and special condolences to the bereaved family and parents of the 27 young Islamic pupils who died in a fire incidence in Paynesville Red-light. The fire incidence occurred in Red-light on September 18, 2019 in Paynesville outside of Monrovia, the Capital of Liberia, may their souls rest in peace.
The Muslim Women Caucus from the seventeenth (17) political districts of Montserrado County, on Sunday, September 27,2019 at the 17 Street Mosque made a cash donation of ($100,000LD) hundred thousand Liberian dollars and $200 United State Dollars to the grieving mothers to console for the lost of the 27 children.
A special prayer was offered on Sunday at the 17 Street Mosque by Imam Mustapha M Baldee to memorialize the dead Islamic pupils and to recognize the Muslim Women Caucus good gesture to the mothers of the deceased children.
Imam Baldee, described the sudden deaths of the children as a complete shock to the Muslim World and the Islamic Community of Liberia and at this time called on Muslims in Liberia to always keep holy the memories the lives of the children.
He called on the Muslim Community in Liberia to always keep the parents of the deceased children in prayers and be with them at this heartbroken moment. Imam Baldee also described the deaths of the children as a complete lost not only to Muslim, but Liberia as a whole, counting on them as the future leaders that the country, would have relied on in the nearest future.
Narrating to Newsmen in tears and sorrows for the lost of her children, Aisha Diallo, mother of two children who died in the fire accident, said how she has suffered in the upbringing of her children and to loose them in such a way, is something that she cannot withstand.
I miss them so much, it hurts to see my children died this way, I am so much grieved at this time of my life, I always remember the kids a whole lot and I am hurt, but only Allah knows, Where they’re now , may their soul rest in peace.
We the mothers of the deceased want to say thank you to our Muslim brothers and sisters for being their for us in our time of bereavement.
Also speaking, Al- Hassan Sow, a member of the bereaved families, said he has breakdown since the death of his children and want the Government of Liberia to properly investigate the actual cause of the fire that led to the deaths of their children to bring down the pains and relief on the bereaved family.
In special a remark, Culture Ambassador Juli Endee, who accompanied the Muslim women, expressed regret over the deaths of the children and extended Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families. Liberia culture Ambassador donated $90,000 LD (ninety thousand) and said LCP will standby the mothers whose children died in the fire accident. Ambassador Juli Endee used the occasion to call on women to come together. Juli said LCP would always be there for the sisters who lost their children.
For her part, Setta Fofana Saah of the National Traditional Council, called on Muslims women to unite at this time of bereavement in the country history, she said the deaths of the 27 children is not only restricted to their families, but the entire Muslims and Islamic race and therefore called on the Muslims Women from all works of life to come together as one to aid and console the bereaved families.
She added that the hundred thousand Liberian dollar and two-hundred united state dollars donated to the bereaved families of the Children is the National Muslim Women own way of saying never mind to the parents of the deceased, she said the money is just an initial contribution from (NMWCL) which has come from 300 women across Montserrado County.
Writes: Emmanuel wise JIpoh