Ahmadiyya Muslim Community donates to Belmopan City Council
The Belmopan City Council yesterday received a water filtration system. The donation comes courtesy frim the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Belmopan Mayor Sheran Sharon Palacio says this donation will be of great benefit to the residents of the Capital.
Sheran “Sharon” Palacio, Mayor of Belmopan City: “We’ve received the fountain of life. Everything when ti comes to water is very important. Water is life and this is a donation by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and we’re very appreciative and this water will serve for us as city council and our friends and other community members and we’re very very grateful.”
Reporter: How did this donation come about ?
Sheran “Sharon” Palacio, Mayor of Belmopan City: “This came about, the idea came about during COVID when brother Steven became very friendly with councilor Amadi and they discussed it was once an idea at that time and I can see whereby as we all know development takes time and today it’s a reality. So it was a friendship that came about between Councilor Amadi and Brother Stephen whereby they discussed some needs and they discussed the whole idea about this donation that you’re seeing right now.”
Speaking to Love News was the President of the National Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canada Lal Khan Malik who explaiuned the purpose for the donation.
Lal Khan Malik, National President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada: “For Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamat it is very important that we will the opportunity of serving humanity. We are doing it around the world and here in Belize. Today we have an event where a water purification plant had been donated to the city of Belmopan. We plan to extend the service throughout Belize.”
Reporter: Why Belmopan ?
Lal Khan Malik, National President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada: “Belmopan is the capital city of Belize and we had a survey and we wanted to know what are the various things citizens miss and in Belmopan people thought that they are in search of a facility for pure clean water. So we had it in Belmopan and next we are going to do it in Belize City and then throughout Belize.”
Reporter: What is the cost of this system ?
Lal Khan Malik, National President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada: “It’s around $20,000 US and it comes through donations from the members of the community.”