Story by Abdul Hameed Amponsah, Central East Region.
The Abdul Wahab studios in Ghana is asking members of the Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya Ghana to devote time by volunteering to work at the studios.
This would go a long way to make the work of the television station cost effective as the station does not run commercials to make money.
The Office Manager of the Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA) studios in Ghana, Mr. Sadik Abass made the call while addressing members of the Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya at their 38th Annual National Ijtema’a at the Labone Senior High School in Accra.
He said the MTA studio in Accra, the biggest with modern equipment in the world, places a daunting task on Ghanaians and thus requires a lot of sacrifices in the day to day running of the structure adding that, the operations of MTA throughout the world is built on volunteerism.
Mr. Abass, who is also the Mauwin Sadr of the Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Ghana indicated that the current staff strength of 16 including officers is woefully inadequate for production on a busy day.
He underscored the benefits of working with the MTA quoting sayings of our beloved Huzoor that “Indeed, all the people in MTA are extremely fortunate because where Allah is blessing their humble efforts, they are also becoming recipients of His Reward, Mercy and Grace”
He urged every Ahmadi to instill the habit of watching MTA for personal tarbiyyat as well as for building a strong connection with Khilafat.
Mr. Abass said MTA International which was launched on January 31, 1992 with some weekly sermons of the Khalifah can now boast of offices in every continent in the world and operating on a number of channels which are transmitted on several satellites.
He said the core mandate of MTA was to telecast the Friday sermons, addresses and speeches of the Khalifah with little concentration on Jama’at activities which is covered by the Audio Visuals Department.
Mr. Abass also educated members on the operations of the MTA and encouraged them to continue to pray and support the MTA.