By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh Uploaded 1st April,2016 20:00
Born to her parents Amara Fadika and Fatmata Mansaray at a small village called Sinkoya, Biriwa Chiefdom, Bombali District in March 1916, Haja Mariama Fadika over the weekend celebrated her 100 years birthday in a colorful ceremony at her residence in Kissy.
In her remarks, Haja Mariama Fadika expressed her joy and thanks to Allah for her to celebrate 100 years in Life. She prayed for her parents, husbands, relatives and her two children that have passed away.
Haja Fadika admonished all to be respectful to each other especially elders and always try to be at peace with all men. She urged all not to be proud and above all, always be prayerful as with total submission to the will of Allah one is expected to find peace and will live a confortable and peaceful live.
Haja Fadika said that it is very important for one to respect his or her parents as the respect and honor she gave to them that is why she has lived so long today and urge all to be respectful to their parents. She prayed for all to attain such age with good health and strength but warned that the only way is when one has a good mannerism and has compassion for others.
In her remarks Isata Jabbie Turay said that she came to know Haja Mariama Fadika in 1970 and they have stayed together with lots of experiences gained from her. She emphasized that with her advice she was able to cope with her husband and they have a peaceful and blessed marriage life despite the trials her husband is going through, she firmly stood by her husband.
Similar sentiments were expressed by his younger brother Alhaji Mohamed Fadika, Niece Haja Mariama Fadika and Grand Children.
The program was climaxed with prayers by the Chief Imam of Masjid Mustahhan Mosque PWD and Chairman United Council of Imamas East Zone Imam, Alhaji Hassan Abddallah Kamara.