By Lamin Njie

A top United States-based Gambian Imam Momodou Lamin Ceesay will arrive in The Gambia on Saturday January 26.

Imam Ceesay, who lives in Michigan, is visiting the country for the first time since 2003.

The prominent Islamic cleric who hails from Jarra Tonyataba has been living in the United States since he first arrived in that country in 1998.

He was one of the top Imams who used the pulpit to speak against dictatorship in The Gambia.

Imam Ceesay will arrive in The Gambia on Saturday January 26, 2019 to take part in a Siyareh, a major Islamic gathering.

According to Imam Ceesay, he will also use the visit to meet with political and religious leaders to proffer ways of moving the country forward. He will also visit mosques across the country.

Meanwhile Imam Ceesay runs a foundation in The Gambia called The Imam Ceesay Foundation which offer humanitarian assistance to Muslims.