On 6th July 2015, the Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Honourable Victor B. Foe attended and addressed a gathering of Ahmadi and Non Ahmadi Muslims at the Annual Breaking of Fast (Iftar) gathering organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in their Headquarters in Freetown. The event was attended by a host of dignitaries among them Members of Parliament, Paramount Chiefs Senior Armed Forces personnel, Senior Police Officers, Head of Fire Force and Senior Fire Officers, Imams and members of Non-Ahmadi Muslim communities, and other faith and community leaders.
Hon. VP Foe thanked Allah for His blessings bestowed in the Ramadhan Month. He reaffirmed government’s commitment to religious freedom and peaceful religious practices. He commended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for its contribution and commitment to religious tolerance and to nation building citing the opening of numerous schools, establishment of hospitals, construction of water wells and provision of solar energy. He catalogued his long association with the Community – as the first indigenous graduate teacher to teach at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School, Kissy Dockyard as far back as 1969 onto his recent participation in the Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) UK 2011. Hon. VP Foe was full of praise for the well organised Annual Conference in Bo which he said His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma has himself attended for three consecutive years.
Honourable Vice President Foe entreated all to have firm faith in Allah under all circumstance of life, stating that it is Allah Who give and Allah Who takes.
Earlier the Amir and Missionary In-Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Sierra Leone, Maulana Saeed Ur Rahman, welcomed the Honourable Vice President to Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Headquarters at 15 Bath Street, Brookfields, Freetown.
The audience was well pleased with the remarks made by the Honourable Vice President and expressed their satisfaction with the entire programme. All Muslim attendees offered their prayers together in congregation.