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OIC Urged Gambia To Recognize And Celebrate The 15th Day of Ramadan Each Year as Orphan’s Day

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By Alhagie Jobe

 

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The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference has instructed The Gambia government to issue an executive order to its National Assembly to immediately convene an extra-ordinary meeting to consider the motion to recognize and celebrate the 15th day of Ramadan each year as Orphan’s Day in the Islamic world.

 

An urgent statement from the Office of the Clerk on August 17th, 2016, informed all National Assembly members that the body will convene its Second Extra Ordinary meeting in the 2016 Legislative Year on Wednesday, 24th August 2016 at the National Assembly Chambers at 10:00 prompt.

 

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“This is as a result of an Executive Directive requesting the National Assembly to convene an extra-ordinary meeting on the subject matter of the OIC request for its member states and humanitarian organizations to observe and celebrate Orphan’s Day” the Office of the Clerk made clear in a statement issued.

 

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According to the statement ‘the meeting is basically meant to consider the motion to recognize and celebrate the 15th day of Ramadan yearly as Orphan’s Day in the Islamic world’ it concluded.

 

The Gambia’s quick adherence to the instruction from the OIC is related to its efforts in trying to establish a strong foundation and gain support in its transformation of the country into an Islamic State which has already been declared by President Yahya Jammeh earlier.

 

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents in which The Gambia is a member. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and ensuring to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world. It was established upon a decision of the historical summit which took place in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco on 12th Rajab 1389 Hijra (25 September 1969) as a result of criminal arson of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

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