URR windstorm victims benefit from relief materials

Monday, July 08, 2019

The community of Wuli Tuba in the Upper River Region (URR) have benefited from relief materials, including food items following a destructive windstorm disaster that hit families in the community.

Last week, the Spanish charity; AmiGos De Gambia distributed the relief materials, worth over 685, 000 dalasis to victims of a recent windstorm that battered many homes in a violent manner.

The donated materials include 100 bags of rice, 10 cartons of shoes, 25 cartons of second hand clothes, 35 cartons of soap, 130 packets of corrugated iron sheet, 130 packets of nails and other consumable items.

Speaking at the presentation at the Governor’s office in Basse, Muhammad Lamin Mass, National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) director of administration said the relief materials are geared towards mitigating the windstorm victims.

Pa Touray Jaiteh, a data entry clerk at the NDMA URR office expressed appreciation for the timely distribution of the disaster relief materials to the victims, saying the materials will mitigate the pain and difficulty on the victims. “We are hopeful that the relief materials will hugely reduce the burden on the victims.”

Deputy Governor Samba Bah commended the Spanish charity for the donation, saying government will always provide conducive environment to agencies like them to come and help needy Gambians.

He thanked NDMA for their continued efforts in facilitating more relief support to disaster victims and timely reaching them. “This is an excellent support from AmiGos De Gambia. We are grateful to them and appealing for more support from organisations, as disaster mitigation is not just the responsibility of the government but a national concern.”

Author: Yusupha Jobe