NGOs support Mosque Building Fund

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Two non-governmental organisations yesterday donated a total of $2,466 to the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ Mosque Building Fund.

According to the Department of Mosque Affairs, the donations will be used to build, restore and enhance mosques throughout the sultanate.

Rozan Hj Kaderi, president of the Greenfrog Humanitarian Relief Support Group (KatakIjau), told The Brunei Times during the handover ceremony at the Department of Mosque Affairs that $2,000 was collected from KatakIjau’s Expo Amal Ukhuwah 2015 project at the Indoor Stadium in Berakas.

He said the annual project, which is taking place from December 13-23, aims to raise money for those in need and for the country’s development by using the revenue from the rented booths and purchased goods to donate to various agencies.

Rozan said this year’s project was also aimed at supporting His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s government by contributing to transforming the sultanate into a Zikir Nation through the cash contribution for the building of new mosques.

He also encouraged the public along with other agencies and NGOs to contribute in transforming the sultanate by donating to the Mosque Building Fund and to those in need.

“We must come together to help the government in declaring our country as a Zikir Nation,” he said.

Johari Sarbini, a representative of the 1971 Prep 1A Anggerek Desa School Alumni Group, said separately that a donation of $466 was collected from the members of the group.

He said the donation to the Mosque Building Fund could contribute to building more mosques and maintaining existing mosques in the sultanate. Johari also encouraged other agencies to assist in developing the country through donations to those in need.

During the donation ceremony, the Acting Director of Mosque Affairs, Hj Amir Hisham Hj Masri, was present to receive the donations. Also present were the heads of divisions along with officers and staff of the department.

The Brunei Times