“I firmly believe that if the African countries and people unite together and fulfil the requirements of justice, then one day, Africa will emerge as a true global power.”
His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Keynote Address at the ‘Africa at 50’ event 2011 at Baitul Futul Mosque.
“We are heartened by the fact that the Ahmadiyya Mission has been paying heed to this primary injunction by opening and maintaining schools all over the country. In fact, in many places in our land, Ahmadiyya is a byword for school, education and learning.”
His Excellency, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
John Agyekum Kufuor, Former President of the Republic of Ghana.
“I know very well that the aim of the members of your Community is only to win the pleasure of God. Other Muslim groups in the country also approach me but they just seem to want help. They flatter me but I have little time for them. I do help them and give them money, but only reluctantly. Not in exchange for any reward but only to win the pleasure of God, your Community is rendering valuable service in Liberia. They have never held out before me their ‘begging bowl’.
William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, Former President of the Republic of Liberia.
“Since the founding of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in The Gambia, they complement government’s efforts. They love the country and are working tirelessly for the country. They continue to make giant strides in different sectors, including the education both religious and secular, health among others.”
Mr Lamin Queen Jammeh, Governor of North Bank Region, The Gambia.
“You have roots in Freetown, you have the largest student population in Freetown and in Bo. You have done a lot of things in terms of education, welfare, health, you name it and we are very proud of the Movement.”
His Excellency, Edward Mohammed Turay, High Commissioner, Sierra Leone High Commission UK.
“I remember those days in my home state in Kano, the best eye clinic then was the Ahmadiyya clinic and that has still remained so. So people usually associate Ahmadiyya Movement to something which is good.”
Alhaji Ahmed Umaru, Head of Chancery, Nigerian High Commission UK.
“We do know particularly in Ghana how well established the Ahmadiyya Movement is as we all know Ahmadis are their best in Ghana. They are all over the country – one of the best religious establishment you can think of whether in the area of health or in the area of education… All I can say is thank you for your efforts in Ghana.”
Alhaji Bawah Ayembillah, Minister/Head of Consular and Welfare Matters, Ghana High Commission UK.
“In a lot of ways, Ahmadi Muslims have contributed to the development of Liberia. We have one of the best clinics in Liberia that is being run by Ahmadi Muslims, we have a high school in Monrovia that is being run by the Ahmadiyya Mission. We also have a vast mosque on Benson and Lee Street in Monrovia owned by the Ahmadiyya mission. We are very grateful for all that the Ahmadiyya Muslim has done for Liberia and will continue to do. Finally I will like to say thank you for this event. We will continue to be a part of this Pan-African Organisation… We will be willing at any time to come to your call.”
Mr Morris Barsee, Second Secretary of Embassy of Liberia UK
“As the UK chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community marks its centenary anniversary, we are all reminded by the mission of His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad to engender in people’s heart the love of God and duty to serve mankind.”
Dr Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Founder of FOCOS (Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine) and Winner of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace in 2013