RECENT ACTIVITIES OF GOMOA ZONE
GOMOA ZONE DONATES ITEMS TO ST. LUKE CATHOLIC HOSPITAL, (PEDIATRIC UNIT), APAM
The Gomoa Zone of the Lajna Ima’illah of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission - Ghana on Sunday, 30th October, 2022, made a handsome donation to the Pediatric Unit of St Luke Catholic Hospital, Apam.
The donation formed part of the Wing’s action plan for the centenary celebration. It was to show compassion and affection to the children at the Pediatric Unit of the hospital.
Addressing at the health facility, the Sadr, Mrs. Nusrat Nyame, said, the Women’s Wing of Islam Ahmadiyyat were celebrating its centenary and the donation was part of its year-long activities. Adding, she said, the pediatric unit was chosen because of the love for children as mothers.
She was grateful to the Lajna for the swift response in support of the activity.
The team was received by the in-charge of the Unit, Ms. Brigid Amissah Nyarkoh. On behalf of the unit and facility, she expressed sincere gratitude.
Items donated, valuing over GH¢800.00, were diapers, liquefied soap, sanitary tissues, paper tissues, biscuits and soft drinks.
Present at the ceremony were the Sadr, vice and 16 other members of Lajna. Present, also, was the Gomoa East Zonal Secretary and a couple of Khudam.
GOMOA ZONE HOLDS MAIDEN ZONAL IJTEMA
As part of the Zone’s scheduled activities for the year, a one-day ijtema was held on Saturday, 24th August, 2022 at Gomoa Ankamu. The event, themed, “Towards a Peaceful Home; Role of the Lajna”, was witnessed by both members of the Nasirat and Lajna respectively. Opening rituals including Qur’an Reading, Al-Qaseeda, Opening Prayer and Address commenced at 10am. Chairing the event was Hajia Mrs. Sarah Anderson, former Naib Sadr – Lajna Imaillah Ghana. Delivering the Keynote Address, the speaker, Hajia Mrs. Zainab Abdul-Salaam, honorary member of Lajna Imaillah – Ghana and Head of Potsin T. I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School, said, a woman has three statuses; first - a wife, second - a manageress of home, and third - a mother. She advised that, in all the statutes above, responsibilities therein are towards seeding peace in homes. She cited doings of Hadhrat Aishara (wife of Prophet Mohammedsa) and teachings of Prophet Mohammedsa that encouraged women on duties that sought the growth of peace in homes.
Special Guests invited included Nana Aba Kaadze IV, Queenmother – Gomoa Akyemfo, Nana Dokua I, Adontsenhembaa – Gomoa Ankamu, Madam Edith Ivy Howard, District Director, NCCE – Gomoa West, Apam. These women shared experiences and acts that lead to good upbringing of children. Calling for close observation of children, the trio explained that children are known differently when they are outside homes. The mothers were advised to closely observe their children. Other special guests included the Zonal Missionary, Maulvi Abu Basheer Donkoh, Zonal President, Mr. Ishaque Sam Annobil, Zonal Tanzeem Heads, Circuit Missionaries and Presidents. Academic competitions in categories of Qur’an Recitation and Memorization, General Quiz and others were held afore the main session. Certificates were awarded to the competitors who performed outstandingly. Special awards were also given to members of the Amila in recognition to their outstanding performances towards the Zone.
Some of the capabilities of the Lajna, artifacts in the forms of snacks, cakes, traditional sauces, weaved objects such as sandals, and many others were displayed at the Exhibition Room. In the chairperson’s closing remarks, she tagged women as peacemakers, special creatures that the Creator created to calm wild situations such as the anger of men. Distinguishing a Home from a House, she explained that a House is a mere building that one resides in and takes only a woman to make it a Home. She concluded that a Home is thus, an abode of peace, and not a mere architectural structure. In the later hours of 2pm, the sitting was brought to an end. Alhamdulillah.
MARRIAGE SEMINARS HELD IN AFRANSI, ANKAMU AND GOMOA CIRCUITS
On 24th July, 2022, marriage seminars were organized for Afransi, Ankamu and Gomoa Circuits concurrently. Jama’ats members of Afransi converged at Afransi Mosque, members of Ankamu gathered at Ankamu Mosque and that of Gomoa gathered at Gomoa Mangoase Mosque. Within the hours of 10 and 11am all circuits had commenced their engagement. Three speakers in the persons of Alhajj Abdullai Amoah (National Tabligh Nazim), Mrs. Hannah Jibreel Saeed and Mrs. Habeeba Ishaque Obeng (Former Central Regional Secretary – Lajna Ghana) led the engagement in Afransi Circuit.
Two speakers in the persons of Mr. Nazir Ahmed Keelson (Former Central Regional President) and Mrs. Hannah Keelson (Former Sadr – Central East & Mangoase Zone) led the engagement in Ankamu Circuit. Two speakers in persons of Mr. Ibrahim Arkoh (Circuit Missionary – Mankessim) and Mrs. Sarah Anderson (Former Naib Sadr – Lajna Imaillah Ghana) led the engagement in Gomoa Circuit.
The speakers shared very thoughtful words that stimulate and enhance marriages. These words were on the Topic, “Strengthening the Role of a Spouse”. Participants ceased the rare opportunities to seek guidance to imminent marital troubles. Members who were encountering marital troubles sought Islamic guidance for relieve. Others, the yet to be married, used the moment to seek guidance for a fruitful Islamic marriage. The much experienced speakers warmly responded to all questions and concerns raised by the participants.
They shared personal and known instances that had led to their joyous marital living, and advised against those that had led to regretful marital living. Indeed, the participants were satisfied in a match to their expectations.
The gathering in Afransi Circuit was witnessed by 18, 29 and 60 members of Khuddam, Ansarullah and Lajna respectively. That of Ankamu Circuit was witnessed by 22, 22 and 53 members of Khuddam, Ansarullah and Lajna respectively. Gomoa Circuit was also witnessed by 11, 29 and 49 members of Khuddam, Ansarullah and Lajna respectively, 293 participants, in all. The Lajna Sadr Mrs. Nusrat Nyame was accompanied by the Zonal Missionary, Gomoa East President and Secretary, Ansarullah Nazim and they visited the gatherings of all three centres.
Snacks were served at all centres. All gatherings were brought to an end within the hours of 3pm and 3:30pm. Alhamdulillah