UK philanthropists construct toilet facility for Kerr Sering Market

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The family of the late Dr Christine Tinkler, UK philanthropists, recently constructed a toilet facility worth over 800 pounds for the women of Kerr Sering Market.

The gesture, according to the family, was to complement government’s efforts in national development

Speaking at the handing over of the facility to the community, Nfamara Saidykhan, manager and Trustee of AMGMST, said the project was initiated a few months ago in the memory of Dr Christine, who visited The Gambia in 2014 and she fell in love with the country and wanted to do something for the women in The Gambia.

Her first project was a tap in Jara Kanikunda village but suddenly she passed on two years ago, adding that the family decided to do something as Dr Christine was eager to help women.

They decided on a toilet project for the women in the village, he disclosed, adding that he was very much impressed and delighted about the gesture to the women of The Gambia.

He thanked the family of Dr Christine for the wonderful gesture and thanked the community for their support.

Speaking on behalf of Dr Christine’s family, Dr David Daniels, said they have been coming to The Gambia for about 20 years now and they came to do some work which would help the life of Gambians, especially women.

The first project they had was the water supply project to the village. However Dr Christine died two years ago of cancer, he said, adding that her family and friends decided to collect some money to do something as a project in her memory.

The family decided on a project to help the women by constructing a toilet for the market because there was no toilet facility in the market.

Speaking on behalf of the community of Kerr Sering, Alhagie Bittaye, the Alkalo of the village, said the facility would greatly enhance the women’s working conditions and give them the privacy and dignity they so rightly deserve.

Author: Njie Baldeh