Dec 4, 2015, 10:31 AM
Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Gambia, Saturday donated food and sanitary
items to the West Coast Region Disaster Coordinating office and the Regional
covid-19 taskforce committee. The presentation was held in Brikama.
The items include rice, cooking oil, beans, salt and sugar, hand washing buckets, detergents, soap, and hand sanitizers among others. They are meant to support fifty victims of the 2019 disaster and to fight against corona virus pandemic.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, ADRA country director Pastor Emmanuel Tetteh said they are a nongovernmental organization present in over 125 countries, providing sustainable community development and disaster relief.
According to him, the project seeks to support three hundred and ten families with food and fifty nine public centers with hygiene kits to the tune of 1.2 million dalasis.
Pastor Tetteh noted that the move is designed to enhance and strengthen the community’s quest to stem the spread of covid-19 and minimize their exposure and risk of infection. He advised people to adhere to the WHO and Ministry of Health safety precautions to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
West Coast Region disaster coordinator, Binta Sey-Jadama, who doubles as the head of regional covid-19 logistics sub-committee thanked ADRA for the gesture. She noted that over the years, ADRA has been supportive to disaster victims by providing cooking utensils and food to them.
She said the move demonstrates ADRA’s love and resolve to assist communities during these trying moments.
Madam Sey-Jadama said corona virus pandemic is sweeping across borders, affecting nearly every country and posing unprecedented national and global challenge. She called on people to stop denying and doubting the existence of the virus.