Georgetown, Guyana (25-Feb-2009): Representative of Libya’s World Islamic Call Society (WICS) for Latin America and the Caribbean, Fuad Elghahuagi met with Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo along with representatives of the Central Islamic Organization of Guyana (CIOG) today on a follow-up meeting from the President’s recent visit to WICS premises in Tripoli, Libya. Elghahuagi said that during the President’s visit there were some projects submitted by the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) and “we are here to negotiate further how we can implement those projects and to what extent we can help.” He noted that the projects submitted are very good ones and “we hope that we can assist as much as we can.”Elghahuagi presented a check of US $10,000 to President Jagdeo for the people affected by the recent flooding in the Mahaica area. “The cheque was a small assistance from the WICS to help with the flood that recently happened in Guyana and it was among the things that the chairman of the CIOG mentioned to us.” Further, Elghahuagi said he hoped that children will be assisted is receiving supplies to attend school.
President of the CIOG, Fazeel Ferouz said that the projects submitted to the WICS were the development of the CIOG’s Medical Centre which it is soon to launch in Guyana. A dialysis centre, women’s hospital and a diagnostic centre will be part of the centre. The others included the rehabilitation of the Queenstown Central Mosque and continued efforts to improve humanitarian work among the people of Guyana. During his visit President Jagdeo spoke of Guyana’s readiness to build a cooperative relationship with WICS to implement various projects. (story sourced partially from CIOG’s website)