Our Mosques And Churches Can Also Contribute To The Development Of Our Communities – By Ibrahim Kamara

According to my fact observation, in every one community in Sierra Leone, there are more than five mosques and churches and there is only one or no Government Community Health Center/Clinic.

Those Health Centers/clinics don’t have the capacity or facilities to accommodate many people or to address certain minor health issues which are supposed to be addressed at a community level.

The majority of members of some of these mosques and churches seek medical attention in some of the clinics in our various communities and many have lost their lives in those Health Center/Clinics because of the limited access to bed accommodation for treatment and the lack of required facilities that will enable the center/clinic to execute its function.

It is no secret that our political leaders and many other community stakeholders are not thirsty for development in making sure to transform our beloved country and its communities. Therefore it is the right of our Religious leaders and other well-meaning stakeholders to practically contribute towards nation-building in our communities.

Our religious leaders always pray for the transformation of Sierra Leone into a better one and which is good. But again, I strongly believe that our religious leaders are aware that prayers alone can not practically transform Sierra Leone and its communities into visible and tangible development because Jesus and Muhammad are not going to come to strengthen our community health centers/clinics unless we do.

With that, approximately the 10 or more religious houses we have in every one community should see it as their responsibility for every month in making sure to donate their first Sunday and Friday collection of (put u moni na bank) to the Health centers/clinics in our various communities. It is no secret that some of the offering collections are embezzled by a single religious leader or a few sets of people in those religious houses.

The mosques and churches we attend in our communities have the potential to make changes in our country at a local level if only these religious leaders are sincere about their prayers to this nation. Therefore the religious houses in our various localities should be part of the process of developing our nation.

According to the Bible and the Quran when you do that which other people will positively benefit from, ALLAH/GOD ALMIGHTY will reward you. In as much as people are been asked to give collections for the sake of GOD so again, it is no big deal for our religious houses to give back to the community for the sake of GOD and humanity.

Imagine 10 religious houses in one community coming together in making sure the Health Center/Clinic is that community is equipped with the basic facilities needed for that Health Center/Clinic to effectively perform its function.

If religious houses come together to donate their first Sundays and Fridays collection of every month to our various Health Centers/Clinics in our communities there would be no outage of energy supply, no shortage of beds accommodation, and there would be effective and efficient service delivery in our health centers/clinics at local levels.

Don’t be a giant of GOD for your pocket or family. Be a giant of GOD to serve humanity.

Not just a community health center/clinic. With the huge number of followers we have in the church and mosque religious leaders can also come together and organize community cleaning and do road maintenance as people will have to use those roads to access the church and mosque to worship the ALMIGHTY.


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Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: abubakarrjalloh@theafricandreamsl.com WhatsApp: +23276211583

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