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American Embassy Staff Ramadan Gift Reaches the Needy

Sep 29, 2008, 6:25 AM | Article By: Soury Camara

The staff of the American Embassy in Banjul on Friday 26 September 2008 joined the many Samaritans to share the spirit of the Muslim month of Ramadan, by giving five kilos of rice to the most needy people at Pipeline Mosque along the Kairaba Avenue. Among the beneficiaries were the sick, the old and the needy people who queued at the gates of the Pipeline Mosque for Friday prayers.

Speaking to the journalists at the occasion, the US ambassador to The Gambia, Mr Barry Wells clearly explained that the gesture showed that they had responsibility to share, as part of the American values.

For her part, Miss Tashawna Bentea, a staff at the embassy, explained the gesture is meant to show the spirit of Ramadan and to help the Gambian people. She added that this gesture is to enable the less unfortunate to feed themselves and their families up to five or ten days.

Fatou Badjie, one of the beneficiaries, praised the staff of the American embassy for the noble gesture. She noted that the rice would be use as food for her and rest of the family.