Nov 20, 2013, 10:13 AM
Auto Gambia Company Limited, a car dealer company in The Gambia located along
Kairaba Avenue with its head officer in Tokyo, Japan, Friday donated used
clothes to hundreds of students, natives of Latrikunda German and Kanifing,
among others, worth around US$700, 000.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mahamadou Tunkara, Grand Auto Gambia Company Limited CEO, said they are not only concerned about their business, but also care about the community they operate in and the Gambian population as a whole.
He said they plan in future to sponsor Gambian students to go for studies abroad.
He added that one could not operate a business and succeed in a community without winning the hearts of its people.
“We are not only about making money, but also giving back to the community,” Mr Tunkara, who has been living in Japan for the past 20 years, continued.
He also said he has seen students from various countries studying in Japan and, therefore, they want to also contribute their quota by supporting interested Gambian students, to ensure they have the chance to earn degrees and come back to The Gambia to contribute to its development.
They look forward to working with Gambians in the advancement of the business community and the country at large, he went on.
They also aim at employing numerous Gambians to ensure they have food to put on their family’s tables.
“We are ready to support sports and anything related to national development.”
Beneficiaries commended and thanked the donors for the gesture, saying clothing is an essential of life, and as such the materials would benefit them greatly.