Yiriwa Federation affiliated to ChildFund The Gambia over the weekend presented
a cheque of fifty thousand dalasis (D50,000) to the community of Tawuto village.
The donation is to support them to have access to pipe borne water supply.
The money was presented to the community as a result of a request by the Alkalo of the village to Ding- Ding Yiriwa Federation seeking for support.
Speaking at the presentation, the Manager of Ding-Ding Yiriwa Federation, Alieu Mendy, explained that the federation is a community based organization that has been set up within Kombo North and Kombo South districts with its headquarters in Jambanjelly village.
He also stressed that the federation is covering the entire Kombo North and Kombo South in terms of child sponsorship program.
Mr. Mendy expressed appreciation and thanked the village head of Tawuto and his village development committee for the concern that they have shown in their village.
Mr. Mendy disclosed that when the letter was sent to his office, the management of Ding-Ding Yiriwa Federation deemed it fitting to respond to the said community.
He said the federation then decided to present at least fifty thousand dalasis to them as contribution towards their water supply project.
He told the community of Tawuto that although pipe borne water was very expensive, Ding Ding Yiriwa Federation would continue to support them in attaining their development aspiration.
For his part, John Gomez, the Alkalo of Tawuto village, thanked the management of Ding- ding Yiriwa Federation for responding positively to their request. He described them as real partners in development.
He assured them that the money would be immediately handed to the village development committee of Tawuto and would be used for its intended purpose.
Also speaking, the chairman of the village development committee of Tawuto village, Paul Victor Mendy, expressed similar sentiment and said his community is seriously in need of clean drinking water.
The board chairman of Ding- Ding –Yiriwa Federation, Lamin Sanneh and the National Assembly member for the constituency, Hon. Abdoulie Ceesay, both applauded the gesture, saying that access to clean drinking water was a necessity and thanked the management of Ding- Ding Yiriwa Federation for the initiative.
They advised the community of Tawuto to use the money for its intended purpose.