May 21, 2010, 11:59 AM
Brufut Marathon Run Association, with the support of the Friends of The Gambia UK and Taf Holding company Ltd, recently conducted a cleaning exercise at the Brufut Health Centre. As the theme for this year's run is; "Run For A Clean Nation" the
Miss Balajo finally concluded by asking for support from all and sundry in order to make this year's run a success as anything realised from the run will be used to help in education and health. .
Mrs. lsatou Dampha Jatta, the nurse in charge of the clinic, spoke about the benefits of a clean environment to health. She urged the all stakeholders to carry on cleaning environments since that will prevent certain illnesses from affecting society.
Mrs Marie joof and Mr. Abass Manneh, of the health centre and the Village Development Committee (
Mr. Lamin Conteh, the assistant cleansing manager of Brikama Area Council,, expressed his appreciation to the organisers and informed them that the council will always be willing to collaborate with them in their efforts. According to him, waste is a byproduct of human activities and so therefore its effective management and control is the business of everybody. He thanked the head of the village and the groups for the selfless service they rendered to the clinic, "which is the surest way to achieve our collective aim of a waste free nation "he remarked. Other speakers included Mrs. Mabintou Sanneh, Miss Oumie Jabbi and Mrs Susan Jatta who all hailed the efforts of the Brufut Marathon Run Association for what they called an excellent initiative.