Relief in Gunjur over removal of crane hanging over mosque
The crane hanging over Gunjur 'Kenye kenye' jamengho mosque is being removed by a private company, GunjurOnline has been reliably informed.
The abandoned crane over the mosque is now being removed by a private company
According to sources who spoke to GunjurOnline, the process started yesterday and it is expected to be completely removed today.
Dembo Darboe, the imam of Gunjur "Kenye kenye" Jamengho mosque expressed relief that the crane is being finally removed because they have been in a "state of fear over its existence over the mosque”. The crane was abandoned at the building following the completion of construction works by former President Yahya Jammeh who had taken personal ownership of the place until he was forced to leave the country on exile.
The sacred Mosque was founded in the 18 Century and has been visited by many prominent Islamic Scholars including Zaik Neik of India. Visitors to the mosque pray for the blessings from Allah. Another prominent Islamic scholar who visited the Mosque was Saikou Omar Futi from Senegal who stayed there for years to ask blessing from Allah, which many believed where he(Saikou Omar Futi) completed his Islamic Caliphate. The place is known and visited by many people from Sub Saharan Africa to ask blessings from Allah.
During 22 years of dictatorship in the Gambia, the place was grabbed by former Gambian dictator Jammeh who demolished the indigenous Mosque and build the modern structure. The Mosque was regarded as a no go area during former President Jammeh's era, but now in this new dispensation it is open for use by everyone.