Association of Wood Exporters and Forest users in The Gambia have conducted
their first meat sale show at the Abuko market to enable Gambians to have
access to reasonable price of meat during the recent Koriteh.
The event saw the Association’s slaughtering of six bulls and sold the meat at price of 150 dalasi per kilo on Koriteh Eve.
Chairman of the Association Lamin Barrow said the move was part of the Association’s support to the poor and needy to buy meat at cheaper price. “The objectives of this exercise is to help the vulnerable people to have access to enough meat at affordable price for their families as this is a month of caring and sharing.”
According to Mr. Barrow, the Association is not only engaging in timber trade but also complementing government’s effort by doling out social corporate responsibility to communities.
A beneficiary Ousman Fatty thanked the Association for coming up with the brilliant idea in supporting the poor and needy in the society. “This is well appreciated, particularly by the most vulnerable people who have big families to feed.”
Mr. Fatty encouraged and challenged other Associations and philanthropists to emulate the Association for the giant initiative. “We continue to pray for the Association for Allah’s guidance for them to continue the gesture.”