May 31, 2010, 11:18 AM
Speaking at the ceremony, the chairman of Gunjur Community Link, Ousman Touray, applauded Dr Nick Morris for his tireless contribution towards the development of Gunjur, since the inception of the link between Gunjur and Marlborough in 1982.
He added that since then Gunjur has benefited from a lot of development from the people of Marlborough, including the establishment of the Trust Agency for Rural Development (TARUD) and exchange visits.
Mr Touray also expressed appreciation to Dr Morris and his wife for their contribution towards the development of Gunjur.
He revealed that many Gunjurians have benefited from the bi-annual exchange visits to Marlborough over the past years.
Touray further stated that the Marlborough Brandt Group had built a five-classroom block at the Gunjur Lower Basic School, helped create a women’s vegetable garden, and also rehabilitated the Gunjur market as well as supported other development activities in Gunjur.
He assured all that the excellent relationship between Gunjur and Marlborough would go from strength to strength, in the years to come.
Dr Morris in response hailed Gunjurians for their hospitality towards him during his tenure as the director of the Marlborough Brandt Group.
He added that the outstanding relationship between Marlborough and Gunjur would continue to flourish in coming years.
The ceremony was witnessed by members of the Gunjur Community Link, dignitaries and a across-section of the community.