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BCC gets VDF Boost

Apr 14, 2009, 5:50 AM | Article By: Baboucarr Senghore

As part of efforts in realising its noble objective of contributing to national development, Vision Development Foundation(VDF), a non-governmental organisation, last Thursday donated sanitary materials and other goods to the Banjul City Council(BCC).

The donated items, which include 50 overalls, 50 dust mask, 50 caps, 50 rain shoes, 50 hand gloves, 50 brooms, Four Television sets and a satellite disc worth thousands of dalasi, were handed over to the Mayor of Banjul, Samba Faal at a ceremony held at the council.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr Modou Turo Darboe, Chief Executive Officer of Vision Development Foundation one of major objectives of his organization is to look for innovative ways and opportunities of contributing to national development. "This presentation today from our foundation is in realisation of this noble objective," he added.

Mr Darboe, a businessman and philanthropist, commended President Jammeh for what he described as his visionary and focused leadership. He noted that under the leadership of President Jammeh, the country had undergone impressive transformation.

He expressed his organisation's fervent desire to be always in the forefront of national development by complementing government's efforts in the realisation of its Vision 2020 and Silicon Valley objectives.

"With the strong belief that through collective participation we can easily build our nation, Vision Development Foundation also has as its desire to continue supporting institutions, communities and the general public," he said.

Turo Darboe also commended Mayor Samba Faal for his commitment and foresight, noting that the donation is a token of appreciation for the good services the council is rendering towards, not only the development of Banjul, but also to the country at large.

"We hope and believe that the donated items will go a long way in helping the workers of the council during their work period," he said.

In receiving the items, the Mayor of Banjul, Mr Samba Faal described the gesture as timely and humanitarian. "The council cannot do it alone and with the support of people like Mr Turo Darboe, our objectives of making Banjul the best city within the sub-region will surely be achieved," he said.

He commended Vision Development Foundation for the gesture, noting that it will go a long way towards easing their work. He also assured them that the donated items would be put into good use.

The ceremony was graced by Deputy Mayor of Banjul, Mr Wilson Shyngle, councillors, board members of Vision Development Foundation and a cross section of society.

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