Feb 16, 2017, 11:05 AM
(Thursday 12th March 2020 Issue)
In observance of the Christian holy month of Lent, a period of fasting, the Fatoumatta Bah Foundation (FABB) on Monday extended benevolence to The Gambia Christian Council with the presentation of 200 bags of rice and 100 gallons of oil.
The donation ceremony was held at State House in Banjul.
At the presentation, Fatou Ceesay, CEO and vice chairperson of the Fatoumatta Bah Foundation, explained that the donation was meant to support Christians in the country as they have started observing their holy month of fasting commonly referred to as Lent.
“This donation is to support our Christians in the country as they are currently observing their only month of fasting. We want to and always like to give support to our Christian brothers and sisters where possible,” she said.
She wished all Christians a happy month of Lent and prayed for God’s continuous guidance.
Receiving the items, Rev. Rodney Louis Prom, general secretary, The Gambia Christian Council, expressed gratitude to the First Lady’s Foundation, noting that words cannot express how happy they were in receiving such a gesture from the First Lady through her foundation.
Rev. Louis Prom on behalf of the Gambia Christian Council prayed for the foundation, further assuring that the gesture would be evenly distributed amongst Christians in the country.