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By Office Admin Team

The following motion was submitted by Bob Doris MSP today in support of Glasgow Afghan United.

 

That the Parliament recognises the significant contribution to the COVID-19 pandemic response that has been made by Glasgow Afghan United (GAU); understands that over 500 people have benefitted from GAU's parcels containing cultural food, toiletries and basic necessities; thanks the many volunteers who have assisted with that response, including Mehdi Razavi, Omid Asghari, Elalio Haji, Hamid Amin, Mohammad Naiem Behzad, Rashid Nikzad and Khushal Kandhari; notes that GAU has been supported by ng homes, the Big Lottery Fund, the Scottish Refugee Council, Foundation Scotland and the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund; pays tribute to Abdul Bostani, who is the President of GAU, for coordinating the response, and for his many years of contributing to communities across Glasgow, including in the Maryhill and Springburn constituency; appreciates that GAU has been supporting Afghan and BAME people since its inception in 2004, and acknowledges the efforts of new Scots more generally in supporting BAME people and everyone in the wider society during these unprecedented times.

You can read more motions submitted by Bob online at the Scottish Parliament website