Issued: Tuesday 27 March 2018
The management of Brikama Area Council (BAC) last Friday donated materials worth 120,000 dalasis to Sukuta health center mortuary that is under construction as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Adama Cham, a member of Kambeng Kafo and Sukuta council of elders said the support would not be beneficial to the community of Sukuta alone but also other satellite villages who equally use the facility.
Mr. Cham thanked the management of BAC for the humanitarian support in the completion of the mortuary. “The completion of this mortuary should be a concern to all. Therefore, BAC’s intervention is very timely and appreciated by the community and its satellite villages.”
Chief of Kombo North District Alagie Momodou Bojang emphasised the need to support the completion of the mortuary, saying BAC’s support in the completion of the facility’s construction is something that is worthy commendable.
Mr. Bojang said when the mortuary is completed; it will help to reduce the burden on the surrounding communities from traveling as far as to Banjul. He also thanked the Kambeng Kafo who spearheaded the initiative to ensure that Sukuta and the catchment communities have access to the mortuary to cut down travel expenses to Banjul.
Yamoudou Jagne-Jobe, vice chairperson of BAC interim committee commended the community for the initiative, saying it is a real Islamic project that is worthy of supporting which; she said was why the Council decided to make its contribution.
Mam Sait Jallow, BAC chief executive officer said, “I am proud to be associated with this presentation. Today, BAC needs not to be thanked but to be encouraged because this is part of our social responsibility, particularly where people themselves come together and initiate development projects like this mortuary.”
He said any investment geared toward this type is undoubtedly an investment for the future and worthy of support. “The destination of a departed soul starts in the mortuary and that is why it is important for us to come together and support this project,” he remarked.