Express Assurance Company, on Friday paid a sum of 20, 000 dalasis to the
family of its late customer, Peter Jawara of the University of The Gambia
(UTG). The insurance company also presented 2000 dalasis to University of The
Gambia Students’ Union.
Professor Dr. Faqir Muhammed Anjum, vice chancellor of UTG expressed sympathy to the family of the deceased and prayed for his soul to rest in peace
Aisha Sowe, head of technical operations at Capital Express Insurance said they are not trying to bring back the lost but to comfort the family to hold on and move on.
She said they have a UTG students’ welfare scheme since one year ago and it covers death, be it accidental or natural to any student from the University with a benefit payable to the deceased family and D2000 to Students’ Union as a makeup to the money they will spend when they visit the family to pay their condolences.
Dr Modou Lamin Taru, UTG registrar said, “we never look forward for things like this to happen but it is part of life and we have no choice but to accept reality and to pray for his soul to rest in peace.”
Ebrima L Dampha, president UTG students’ Union said Mr. Jawara’s demise was an unfortunate situation but he will forever be part of them.
He commended Capital Express for initiating such a platform which, he said cannot bring back the death but can at least help the family to move on at some point.