Mosque Financial Fund to be implemented January 2020

Rokiah Mahmud

The Mosque Financial Fund will be implemented in January 2020, with continuous guidance, training and supervision from the Mosque Affairs Department.

This was said by Acting Director of the Mosque Affairs Department Haji Amir Hisham bin Haji Masri, during the closing ceremony and certificate presentation at the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah yesterday, for the nationwide Mosque Fund Financial Management Workshop organised by the Mosque Affairs Department.

The guest of honour was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof.

The workshop featured the participation of 373 mosque officers and mosque Takmir committee members involved as treasurers, assistant treasurers, auditors, and in the managing of financial funds for mosques.

The workshop was aimed at enhancing the knowledge of the mosque officers and mosque Takmir committee members on the financial regulations implemented in Brunei Darussalam, particularly regarding the procedures on the implementation of Mosque Financial Regulations and the Management 1408/1988 and the Mosque Financial Management and Administration Rules 2012.

In addition, the workshop also aimed at promoting more awareness on the importance in preparing financial reports for mosque funds so that it would be more organised in accordance with the regulations.

The ceremony also featured a speech from the guest of honour, followed by a motivational talk from Special Duties Officer Grade II of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Muhammad Yusof bin Haji Abdul Majid.

At the same time, the workshop participants suggested holding roadshows or briefings to find ways of dispensing government property and Waqaf items.

Acting Director of the Mosque Affairs Department Haji Amir Hisham bin Haji Masri delivers his speech. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI