Panel discussion to focus on Muslims’ contribution to Malawi

Zanzibar University Muslim Graduates Association (ZUMGA) has organised a public discussion on the socio-economic contribution of Muslims to Malawi.

The event will take place on 22nd December, 2018 from 08:30 am to 12:30 pm at Iqra Propagation Centre in Blantyre.

Panelists will be Chancellor College Associate Professor Mustafa Hussein, Principal Legal and Prosecutions Officer of Anti-Corruption Bureau Imran Saidi, Sheikh Ahmed Chiyenda from Islamic Information Bureau and Maulana Suhail from Blantyre Masjid.

The discussion will be held under the theme “Muslim contribution to socio-economic development of Malawi.”

ZUMGA’s Blantyre Chapter Treasurer Juma Paison said the discussion will focus on the contribution of Muslims towards the socio-economic development of the country and the future of Muslims in Malawi after 54 years of independence.

“It is an undisputed historical fact that the first religion to adorn the lands of Malawi is Islam. However, our contribution towards the social and economic development of this country has failed to reflect our important position in this country.

“It appears, to all Muslims who reflect, that we have struggled and continue to do so in many aspects such as leadership, brotherhood and economic independence, just to mention a few,” Paison said.

He added that Muslims should be contributing to the development of the country.

Paison then urged Blantyre based Muslims and surrounding areas to patronise the panel discussion.

“We urge Muslims around Blantyre and surrounding areas to patronise this event as their ideas and contributions will be the solutions to the problems and challenges Muslims are facing in this country,” he said.