By Muhammed L Bojang
The Gambia has lost a great scholar of Islam in the person of Ahmad Drammeh, widely known as Alh. Banding Drammeh who passed away this afternoon at his residence in Brikama.
Ahmad Cherno Banding Drammeh was born in 1932 at Brikama. He was the second President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (1997 – 2007) after Alh. Soriba Jabbie. He was the founder of Brikama Islamic Institute which was found in 1978.
He will be laid to rest tomorrow at 10am in the morning at Brikama Central Cemetery and the funeral prayers will be at his Islamic School at Brikama Jamisa.
May his soul rest in peace.