By Ndey Jobarteh
The death of Alhagie Mustapha Faye know as Alikalgi came as a shock. Alagie was a frontline member of our struggle for the change we all enjoying today. A courageous and dedicated member of our struggle to remove our country from the hands of a dictator. A contribution to a long struggle against a dictator, a struggle for change and the betterment of our society is worth remembering.
I have fond memories, he was humorous, determined and a serious host during the Stockholm Diaspora Conference. He opened his home, he collected visitors arriving from other countries and he made sure that we all felt home during the entire conference. No matter how late it was, he made sure that all the preparations are done for the successful conference we had. We used to talk about the struggle, we talked about the future which is present now.
He has served to frame the foundation and there is much of his contribution in the arena of the change we all enjoying today.
Alhagie, you have gone too soon, and that’s an inescapable reality, God hid our life long calendar from us. But it’s a reminder that we are not here to stay, yet the struggle must continue. You have fought a good fight you have finished your race.
I can only imagine the enormous strain this tragic loss will affect your family, it is my fervent prayer that all of you shall summon the strength and the courage to overcome these dark and difficult times in your lives with grace and with dignity. And it is my sincere hope that that you shall find some solace in the knowledge that your loss is also our loss, and our country’s loss.
Rest In Peace Comrade!!
Rest In Peace Alikalgi!!