Ref: PR/51/2012

GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY: "AL QA'EEM" BUILDING - ARUSHA

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Artist's impression of the building

The Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaats of Africa recently marked the start of the construction of the AFED Building named after our 12th Imam Al Hujjah (ATFS) - "AL QA'EEM" at Plot 9 Jacaranda Road, Arusha, and the Ceremony took place on Sunday, 4th March 2012. Leading the Ground-Breaking ceremony were brother Gulam Virji Esmail (SukuSuku) from Dubai and brother Zuher Fazal of Arusha in the presence of the Chairman, Anwarbhai Dharamsi, the Hon. Treasurer, Mohamedbhai Hemani, the Housing Board Chairman, Munawarbhai Bharwani, the immediate past Chairman of AFED, Ramzanbhai Nanji, Naushadbhai Merali of Nairobi and Mustafabhai Jaffer (Sabodo) of Dar-es-Salaam. Also in attendance were the Chairman of Arusha Jamaat, Shabbirbhai Virjee and Arusha Jamaat Managing Committee Members and Trustees, AFED Sports Council Chairman Alhaj Mahmood Somji, Nominated Councillors Alhaj Amir Somji and Alhaj Rizwan Peera of Arusha and Zulfikar Alimohamed, Chairman of the Medical Board of KSI Jamaat of Dar-es-Salaam, also present was the Chairman of Moshi Jamaat Alhaj Ahmed Daya and members of the Arusha and Moshi Jamaats.

AFED acknowledges and deeply appreciates the initial financial pledges towards "Al QA'EEM" Housing Project by Alhaj Gulam Virji Esmail, Alhaj Zuher Fazal, Alhaj Naushadali Merali and Mustafa bhai Jaffer (Sabodo), indeed their support and financial pledges has given AFED a stimulus and encouragement to start off the project in the same token, we look forward to the World Federation, the Jamaats and Institutions from the Regional Federations, Constituent Jamaats Members and well wishers to support this noble project for our community members. For more details about this project, please contact: secretariat@africafederation.org

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Above on the left is Alhaj Gulam Virji of Dubai and on the right is Alhaj Zuher Fazel of Arusha laying the foundation stones of Al Qa'eem Housing Project in Arusha on March 4, 2012.

The building is proposed to have a total of eight floors with 24 flats (each floor will have two flats of two bedrooms and one of three bedrooms). This AFED housing project is for the deserving members of the community of Arusha Jamaat. The project is expected to take off in April 2012; delivery date of the building is by December 2013 Insha'Allah.

AFED is thankful to Chairman and Managing Committee of Arusha Jamaat, the Trustees of Arusha Jamaat, Alhaj Sajjad Versi, AFED Councillor, Alhaj Amir Somji for the unflinching support and cooperation towards the Housing Project. 

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Above: Alhaj Naushad Merali of Arusha addressing the guests who attended the ceremony to mark the Ground-Breaking of Al Qa'eem AFED Building Project.

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Above: At the opening of the of the Al Qa'eem Building Project.

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On the 3rd of March during the commemoration of the wiladat of our 11th Imam, Hazrat Imam Hassan Al Askari (AS), the opening of the upgraded new exterior of the KSI Mosque & Imambargha took place. The upgrading cost was kindly donated by Mustafabhai Jaffer of Dar es Salaam, popularly known as Mustafa Sabodo.

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The guests and members present then visited the Arusha KSIJ Dispensary which was marking the opening of the the recent upgrading it had undergone.

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The Ribbon being cut by Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi assisted by Arusha Jamaat Vice President Alhaj Hassan bhai Fazel and Trustee Alhaj Mustafa bhai Lalji

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