Turo gives over 8,000 bags of Sugar to Muslims

Monday, May 28, 2018

Gambian philanthropist and the chief executive officer of Vision Development Foundation (VDF) continues his humanitarian service with the recent donation of over 8000 bags of sugar to the seven administrative regions in the country.

The gesture, which has now become an annual affair, is part of his foundation’s Ramadan gift to the nation.

Out of the total bags donated; Upper River Region received- 479 bags, Central River Region- 679 bags, West Coast - 679 bags, Lower River- 429 bags, North Bank Region- 579 bags, Kanifing Municipality- 579 bags and Banjul City Council 479 bags. 

The Association of Non Governmental Organisation in The Gambia (TANGO) also received 15 bags, NGO Affairs - 15 and a renowned Islamic scholar, Imam Baba Leigh also received 50 bags among others.

At a recent presentation held at VDF head office, Saikou Fofana, the public relations officer of Vision Development Foundation, said the objective of the donation was to put smiles on the faces of the poor and the needy and to promote the culture of sharing and caring in the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The foundation, he said, was initiated by Modou Turo Darboe with the main objective of complementing government’s efforts in helping the poor and the needy.

Receiving the bags of sugar on behalf of West Coast Region, Bakary Sanyang, the governor, lauded the management and staff of VDF for their foresight, describing the items as timely and laudable.

Governor Sanyang underscored the importance of sugar especially in this Holy Month of Ramadan, saying the gesture is well appreciated and come as a big relief to the beneficiaries.

They prayed for his continuous good health and long life to continue championing the cause of humanity.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh