EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:- The newly elected executives of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on President Adama Barrow.
The GSIC leaders were at the State House in their capacity as leaders of the Muslim community in The Gambia, barely two months after the long awaited elections.
Speaking to the press after a closed-door meeting with President Barrow, Alhagie Essa Darboe, the newly elected President of the Council said the delegation came to share their plans with the President, as well as discuss socio-religious reforms that will help preserve peace and tolerance in The Gambia.
According to him, President Barrow expressed his support towards the fulfilment of the Council’s mandate.
Imam Darboe used the opportunity to call on religious leaders in the country to preach peace and consolidate the gains of the country concerning the Islamic religion.
In early January, the council held its long-awaited congress which sparked tussle among its members due to delay in carrying out its constitutionally mandated gathering.
This year’s congress ushered in the fifth executive body since the establishment of the council nearly 30 years ago.
GSIC was established in 1992 and consists of around 50 islamic scholars who are all volunteers. Its aims to facilitate The Gambia becoming a highly Islamic and morally developed muslim state.
The council is also responsible for setting the dates for Muslim holidays in The Gambia such as Tobaski and Koriteh.