Aug 26, 2011, 1:06 PM
(Friday Issue, 1 July 2016)
Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) on Tuesday distributed 111 bags of sugar to
the six regions of the country and to more than 500 communities in the Greater
The sugar was given by President Yahya Jammeh as part of his Ramadan gifts to the Muslim community.
Banjul City Council received 10 bags, West Coast Region 12 bags, North Bank Region 12 bags, Lower River Region 10 bags, and Upper River Region 10 bags.
Speaking at the presentation held at the council’s ground in Kanifing, Baba Drammeh, finance director at SIC, said the holy month of Ramadan is a month of showing love and care to one another.
“This is not a surprise from the president in the sense that it has become a tradition that every year he gives surprise packages to the entire country during the holy month of Ramadan,” he said.
Imam Sankung Touray of Brikama expressed appreciation and praised President Jammeh for his “kind gesture in helping humanity”.
Ebrima Jarju, 2nd vice president of SIC, called on people to increase their efforts in praying to Allah and seeking His forgiveness.
Cherno Darboe, assistant secretary of SIC, commended President Jammeh for his foresight and care and love for humanity.
He said the president has been very supportive to the council calling on Gambians to praise the president for he have the country at heart.