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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
said the move demonstrates ADRA’s love and resolve to assist communities during
these trying moments.
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.