Mosque Foundation last Wednesday donated 36 bags of sugar, 430 boxes of tea
bags, 7 bags of milk powder and 120 cartons of dates to Mile 2 Central Prison
in Banjul, Jeshwang and Janjangbureh prisons worth two hundred and twenty
thousand dalasi (D220, 000) as part of their annual Ramadan gesture.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the Gambia Prison Service Administrative Head Office at Mile 2 in Banjul, Director of Administration, Lamin Sanneh thanked the foundation for the support. “In human life, nothing is more worthy than supporting and caring for the neediest people.”
He said prisoners should be seen as partners in development as some of them are jailed due to minor accidents they committed. He called on stakeholders to partner with prison service in helping prisoners, saying by doing so they are giving hope to the prisoners.
Alhagie Dawda Jagne, first vice president of Pipeline Mosque Foundation thanked prison authorities for giving them the opportunity to extend a helping hand to a place they care for, saying the gesture was meant to complement government efforts.
Representing the minister of the Interior, Spt. Haddy Sanyang-Jatta said government is doing what it can in ensuring that inmates’ welfare is addressed, saying prisoners’ welfare should be everybody’s concern and called on all to emulate the Pipeline Mosque Foundation.