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Circular – Alhaj Shabir Najafi Elected Chairman of Africa Federation 2019 – 2022


Circular No: JMT/165/19

Following the announcement by the AFED Electoral Commissioner, Alhaj Gulamabbas Khaku, vide his letter Ref: AFED/EC 19 – 22/004/19 of 28th January 2019, the AFED Secretariat is pleased to inform the Community members of the re-election of Alhaj Shabir Najafi as the Chairman of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa unopposed for a second consecutive term of three years, 2019 – 2022.

Shabir bhai has been involved in Community services for several years which include Chairman of Kampala Jamaat for the terms; 1996-1998 and 2004 – 2006, Vice Chairman of the Africa Federation for the terms; 2010 – 2013 and 2013 – 2016 thereafter elected as the Africa Federation Chairman for the term 2016 – 2019 in January 2016. Prior to 2010, he has been AFED’s Councillor for a number of years.

His experience covers wider spectrum regionally and globally, having been the World Federation Executive Councillor for many years; Shabir Bhai’s commitment in the affairs of our Institutions and the Community is significant.

Alhaj Shabir bhai Najafi has been nominated for this position by the following Jamaats:

  • Bujumbura – Burundi
  • Conseil Regional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L’Ocean Indien (CROI) – Madagascar
  • Dar-Es-Salaam – Tanzania
  • Kampala – Uganda
  • Kigoma- Tanzania
  • Lubumbashi – DRC
  • Maputo – Mozambique
  • Mombasa – Kenya
  • Moshi – Tanzania
  • Mwanza – Tanzania
  • Nairobi – Kenya
  • Nampula – Mozambique
  • Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Ithna asheri de la Reunion (UAKSIR) – Reunion
  • Zanzibar Hujjat – Tanzania
  • Zanzibar Kuwwat – Tanzania

On behalf of the Member Jamaats in Africa, my fellow Office Bearers and the Trustees, we congratulate Alhaj Shabir bhai on his re-election and wish him success in his endeavors to serve and take the Community to greater heights of development and success, Ameen.

Hussein A. Karim
Hon Secretary