As more search continues for hundreds of people missing following the recent mudslide disaster near Freetown, Sierra Leone, the National Muslim Women’s Caucus of Liberia (NAMUWCA) yesterday identified with the country through its embassy in Monrovia.
Binta Barry, national secretary general, who led the delegation to the Sierra Leone Embassy in Congo Town, signed the book of condolence on behalf of the group. She said NAMUWCA had come to show its solidarity with Liberia’s closest neighbor.
Madam Barry, conveyed deepest sympathy on behalf of all Muslim women and their affiliates in the Liberia. She said the gesture was based on the longstanding ties between Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as their personal relations with Muslim women in that grieving country.
She prayed that Alllah would give each of the affected family members strength and faith to recover and bless them with more than what they do not expect. The group consoled the government and people of Sierra Leone especially family members of the hundreds of mudslide victims and recalled Sierra Leone’s numerous interventions during trouble times in Liberia.
Haja Mawatta S. Toure, chairperson of the group, who presented a purse to the embassy staff, said what was placed in the envelope was just a sign of solidarity to a friendly country like Sierra Leone. “The group hopes the resilience always shown by the people of Sierra Leone during periods of calamity will be manifested this time,” she said.
Dr. Rosaline Turay, head of chancery affairs, who spoke on behalf of the Ambassador, expressed appreciation for NAMUWCA’s gesture. Madam Turay said the women’s visit during her country’s “nightmare” demonstrates the true solidarity of the Liberian people. “We are one people, two different countries, with the same culture, so NAMUWCA’s visit indicates that they are with us in these moments of grief,” she said.