Montserrado County District #9 Aspirant Miller Catakaw has distributed rice and cash totaling LD$60,000 to six Mosques in Monrovia. Each received items valued at LD10,000.
It was a scene of happiness on Wednesday when Atty. Catakaw made the distribution.
The donation comes four (4) days to the end Ramadan, the month-long fasting and prayer of Muslims throughout the world including Liberia.
Mosques that benefited from the gift are those in Gbangay, Wroto and Vai towns, Lakpazee, New Matadi, Fiamah, 17th Street and Old Matadi, respectively.
In separate presentations, Catakaw lauded the Muslims for denying themselves food and sleep to pray for Liberia as the country approaches the October elections.
“We are at a critical junction in our country and prayer is the only thing that can take us through as a country and people,” Atty. Catakaw told the Muslims.
He said with the news about the National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman Jerome Korkoya’s dual citizenship, which is worrisome, it is only God’s intervention that can keep the country stable.
He added that “It is time for Liberians to hold together in prayers during these elections.”
In response, Imam Mustapha Blade of the 17th Street Mosque praised Catakaw for identifying with Muslims at this period.
Imam Blade said Islam is a religion of peace and they have been praying for a peaceful and a violent free election since the beginning of this year’s fasting.
Imam Blade asked for Allah’s blessings and direction upon Catakaw, as he contests for the post of representative during the upcoming presidential and legislative elections.