CIRCULAR NO: JMT/26/13                                  

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The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi is pleased to re-appoint Alhaj Munir Hassanali Daya as the Chairman of the Editorial Board for the term 2013 – 2016.

A brief profile of Br. Munir Daya:

ed2Br. Munir is the proprietor and franchise owner of Rentokil Initial Tanzania Ltd., an international company of which he has been the Managing Director since 1995. Rentokil supplies agro-chemicals, wood preservatives & agro-equipment and undertakes hygiene and pest control services in Tanzania.

In addition to operating a successful business enterprise for many years, Br. Munir has served in various capacities in a number of organizations of our community, they are:

1998: First Web Manager of the Africa Federation Website and introduced live worldwide coverage of Africa Federation conference sessions.

2001: Launched and edited Dar Samachar, an official magazine of the Dar es    Salaam Jamaat.

1983 –2004 and 2010--2013:  Editor of the Federation Samachar.

2011–2014: AFED Member of the Media Strategic Committee of the World Federation of the KSI Muslim Communities.

Br. Munir Daya has served as Secretary of Dar es Salaam's Jamaat's Education Board and has contributed to the Jamaat's sports activities for a number of years.

He is an inspirational and a prolific writer and also a columnist; he composed crosswords for many newspapers in East Africa including the Sunday Nation, Sunday News, Guardian, Sunday Citizen, Coast Week and the Daily News for several decades.

A keen sportsman, Br. Munir Daya represented the Tanzania national team internationally as a Squash player for six years. He was the Squash Secretary of the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club and a member of the Tanzania Squash Rackets Association. He was also Squash Captain Union Sports Club of Dar es Salaam for three terms, winning the Supreme Council title for Squash for each of those three years.

The Editorial Board of the Federation Samachar shall be made up of the following:

Munir Daya                                Chief Editor

Mahjabeen Munir Daya            Associate Editor

Shakeel Sheriff                          News Editor

Fatima Patel                               Liaison Officer – Africa Federation Secretariat

Mukhtar Damji                             Distribution & Operations

Husseinali Shaban                     Advertising

Arifa Somji                                  Representing AFED Archives

On behalf of my colleagues at the AFED Secretariat, I extend our heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Munir Bhai and to the members of the Editorial Board for their appointments, and I wish them all an exciting, fulfilling and successful term.

We invite and request all Constituent Jamaats in mainland Africa, the Regional Council of Madagascar (CROI) and the Reunion Association (UAKSIR) to submit news items regularly to the Chief Editor of the Federation Samachar and refer advertising queries to:  samachar@africafederation.org

Aunali Khalfan
Hon. Secretary

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