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Sheikh Konneh was torch-bearer of peace-Prez Sirleaf

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The late Sheikh Kafumba Konneh
The late Sheikh Kafumba Konneh

( 21, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson–Sirleaf has described the fallen Islamic Cleric, Kafumbah Konneh, as a distinguished torch bearer of peace in Liberia.

The Liberian Leader also said Sheikh Konneh will be remembered as an activist and fearless Islamic Cleric. President Johnson–Sirleaf spoke Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the burial ceremony of Sheikh Konneh.

For his part, House Speaker, Alex Tyler, recounted the roles played by Sheikh Konneh in reforming the local religious community. During the burial ceremony, the Liberian Government’s Official Gazette was read by the Chief of Protocol, Rufus Neufville.

The astute Liberian Islamic Cleric, 72, died Monday, July 21, 2015 at his Topoe Village residence on the out sketch of the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

He was one of the founding members of the Religious Council of Liberia and the Interfaith Mediation Committee of Liberia.

The two religious groupings played influential roles in ending the foregone Liberian civil war, with Sheikh Konneh being one of the leading advocates for the peace so longed for. 

At the same time, a cross section of Liberians has paid tributes to the renowned Islamic Leader of Liberia, Sheikh Kafumbah Konneh.

In their tributes, they praised Sheikh Konneh for his numerous contributions to the nation and its people in achieving the peace Liberians are now enjoying.

They also described Sheikh Konneh as an astute Islamic Scholar whose teaching touched the lives of many Liberians and, his death as a great loss to the nation and the Islamic world.

Tributes came from Acting Information Minister, Isaac Jackson, Press Union of Liberia President, Abdulai Kamara, Transport Minister, and Angela Bush.

Others are the Lutheran Church in Liberia former Bishop, Sumoward Harris, and former Information Minister, Laurence Bropleh.

The Muslim cleric was buried today  in keeping with the Islamic tradition.



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