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Former President Jawara donates to Gambians

Mar 20, 2012, 1:13 PM | Article By: Picture: Former President Jawara

The former Gambian president Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara yesterday donated D50,000 to the Gambian people in response to the Government’s call for help for nearly a million Gambians in need of food aid, fertiliser and seeds due to last year’s crop failure.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony presided over by the Vice President, Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy, he said The Gambia is part of the Sahel region being affected by the crisis, and the gesture is his own contribution towards mitigating the disaster.

VP Njie Saidy thanked former President Jawara for the gesture on behalf of President Yahya Jammeh and his government, adding that the government’s evaluation has revealed that some farmers have been very much affected.

She urged other Gambians to emulate the former President.