28 Jul 2014 17:10pm
ONGWEDIVA, 28 JUL (NAMPA) The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Northern Branch chairperson, Tomas Iindji has congratulated Islamic members of his branch for completing their holy month of Ramadan.
As you all know the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began on Saturday, 28 June 2014, culminates in the festival of Eid, marking the end of Ramadan, said Iindji in a statement issued on Monday.
He explained that such celebration is called Eid ul-Fitr, which translates to The Feast of Fast-Breaking.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. The month lasts 2930 days.
Iindji singled out Fysal Fresh Produce, International Commercial, Ezzi Import and Exports, Brenner Fruit, Byblos Trading CC, Chohan Trading CC, Sigma Trading, Fujisawa Motors, Kan Global Trading, KTZ Auto Link, Luna Auto Import and Export, Malik Brothers Motors, Ozan Trading Enterprises, Sunam Import and Export, Rani Trading and Sanzi Import and Export as the NCCI member companies.
Most of these companies are based at the Oshikango suburb of the northern border town of Helao Nafidi in the Ohangwena Region.
Iindji noted that Muslim families gather to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr by expressing their social responsibility to humanity, particularly offering gifts to local citizens.
May this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to all, he stated.