By Omar Bah
The Albert Market beach side Mosque in Banjul, which was unilaterally closed by former President Jammeh has been reopened by President Adama Barrow.
The Mosque was annexed to the State House and had its student dormitory demolished.
The reopening, according to reports was overwhelmingly welcomed by Banjulians and the Mauritanian community in Banjul who were the original occupants.
The reopening was presided by Imam Ratib Cherno Alieu Mass Kah and graced by the Lord Mayor of Banjul, Abdoulie Bah, the Director General of the SIS Ousman Sowe, Banjul Muslim elders and a delegation from Supreme Islamic Council among others.
In his sermon, Imam Ratib Cherno Alieu Mass Kah intimated that the reopening of the Mosque is reminiscent of the exemplary gesture and leadership demonstrated by the Holy Prophet “Fathu Makkah”.
He commended President Barrow for his steadfastness and swift intervention for handing back the Mosque to the worshippers.
Imam Kah also thanked the Mayor of Banjul for initially involving the offices of the clergy and the Mauritanian community in the premier talks held in his office to discuss about the modalities and logistics for the official reopening of the Mosque.
The Imam Ratib also advised and reminded the Muslim Ummah to remain united and tolerant.