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Dr Olugander, Gander's Production donate to disaster victims

Dec 10, 2010, 10:45 AM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

A rising musician, Dr Olugander, yesterday donated food items to disaster victims through the vice president.

The items donated included 10 bags of rice and gallons of cooking oil.

Speaking to this reporter shortly after presenting the items at State House, Dr Olugander said he raised the funds through a "give back project" he initiated in 2008 to support needy communities.

"I am happy to present these items to the vice-president and chairperson of National Disaster Governing Council as my contribution to support disaster victims," the popular musician said.

Since the project was initiated about three years ago, it has helped him to attain his dream of giving back to the poor and needy. 

The project, he says, aims to raise funds through shows and support community projects.

"We helped Wassu Lower and Upper Basic School to rehabilitate its toilet facilities and also implemented another project in Faji Kunda," he recalled.

"I think it is good to help those in need and that is what we are doing. We will continue to raise more funds to support worthy ventures," Olugander says.

According to him, the vice-president was pleased with his contribution and encouraged him to continue the good work of supporting others in need.

"She said that she normally listens to my music and applauded me for complementing government's efforts," Olugander said.

The Gambian star promised to use his music, to help those in need including disaster victims. He also revealed plans to work with the National Disaster Management Agency to reach out to more people in need.

"It is not bad to extend a helping hand to those in need. Just as the saying goes: 'The one who knows it feels it'," he said.