Ramadan is an annual celebration of God’s guidance to mankind. It is a celebration in fasting, supplications, congregational breaking of the fasts and prayers, reading and recitation of the Glorious Qur’an, charity and general good behavior and peace and goodwill to all.
H.E. Akbar Zeb, the Ottawa-based High Commissioner of Pakistan accredited to Trinidad and Tobago paid a courtesy call at the offices of Takaaful T&T Friendly Society (TTTFS) in Valsayn on Monday 9th June, 2014 during a routine visit to T&T. Accompanied by the Honorary Consul-General of Pakistan to T&T, Amjad Ali, both gentlemen held discussions with the President Manwar Ali, Manager Imtiaz Ali and Assistant Manager Adeeb Ali of TTTFS.
‘Corporate governance and Risk Management’ was the mantra at a round- table discussion on why Friendly Societies, Co-operatives and Financial Institutions fail. Terrance Jules, a Co-operative Officer with the Co-operative Division of the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development (MLSMED) and one of the main discussants at the talks organized by Takaaful T&T Friendly Society (TTTFS), emphasized the importance of strong corporate governance and efficient risk management for sustainable growth and development.
President, Manwar Ali welcomed Sister Emril Edwards of Curepe, the 1400th member to join the Society and presented her with a gift certificate for $550. Sister Emril and her husband Abdullah Pollard, also a member of the Society, were invited to have dinner with the President of the Society on May 22nd, 2014 at the Society’s offices in Valsayn.
While 99 new members joined the Society last year, 84 new members have already joined during the first five months of this year. There are, however, 1100 active members as a result of death (42), resignations (40) and non-payment of fees by members (218).