-As Ramadan Nears Completion
By Esau J. Farr
Montserrado County Electoral District Thirteen (#13) Representative, Edward Papay Flomo, Jr. has given smiles to members of the Muslim Community in his district ahead of the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan in Liberia.
Muslims in Liberia are expected to join their counterparts the world over to end a month long fasting and praying for the nation on Friday, June 7, 2019 at various mosques in Liberia.
The Montserrado lawmaker brought the smiles to the Muslim Community through the donation of one hundred (100) 25-Kg bags of rice alongwith one hundred thousand Liberian Dollars (LRD$100,000) over the weekend.
The presentation was made at the New Georgia Main Mosque near Monrovia in the presence of Imams drown from all the mosques in District number 13 (#13) of Montserrado County.
Making the presentation to the imams of New Georgia in Monrovia, Rep. Flomo thanked members of the religious community in Liberia for the level of works they have done over the years and continue to do aim at preserving the peace of Liberia.
He recounted the pivotal role played by both Christians and Muslims in Liberia during and after the civil unrest as well as peace agreement meetings leading to democratically elected governments in Liberia and peaceful co-existence of Liberians in spite of the diverse backgrounds.
“I understand that you have been fasting and praying for our country especially in these hard economic times of our country for about three weeks now and I thought it was necessary to make my own little contribution of one hundred 25-Kg bags of rice and $100,000 Liberian Dollars for soup,” he stated.
He then urged members of the Muslim Community in Liberia to hold together and unite their hearts as they end a month long fasting and praying for God to forgive the sins of Liberians and save the country from the hands of wicked and evil doers.
Receiving the rice and the money on behalf of the Muslims of Montserrado Electoral District thirteen (#13), the Assistant Secretary General of the Iman Council of the district thanked Rep. Edawrd P. Flomo, Jr. for the kind gesture saying, it did not come to them (Muslims of the district) as a surprise because the lawmaker has been a humanitarian long before his ascendency as a legislator at the Capitol Building.
“We are not surprised, because this is not his first time. Our son, now representative for this district has been doing good for us in this district long before he was elected to be our representative at the Capitol Building. All we can say is thank you for and on behalf of all Muslims in this district and let Allah forgive us and bless you always,” Ousman Nyei said amidst cheers.
According to Muslims of that part of Liberia, this is the first time that a sitting lawmaker has made such a huge donation to the Muslim Community and prayed that God the Most High and Almighty Allah grants the lawmaker long life and protection for more blessings and donations to the Muslim Community not only in District #13 of Montserrado County, but also Liberia as a whole.
Rep. Flomo has meanwhile vowed to continue his humanitarian gesture as long as he remains the representative of his people and even beyond.
Prior to becoming a lawmaker, Rep. Flomo worked as a business man serving his people on humanitarian level and impacting the lives of ordinary people thus putting him in better position to fill the gap created in the district after the election of now Senator, Saah H. Joseph, former Representative of District #13 who replaced now President of Liberia, George M. Weah as Senator after a by-election in 2018. TNR