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Kingfisher Trust Takes OK Gambia To Court

Dec 1, 2009, 12:38 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Kingfisher Trust, a charitable organisation operating in The Gambia had filed a law suit against OK Gambia, at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court before Senior Magistrate Abdoulie Mbacke over a sign board.

Testifying before the court, One Simon Wezel, told the court that King Fisher Trust was set up in 1994 as a charitable organisation purposely to donate and support skill centres, such as schools, clinics, hospitals, police, etc.

According to him, it is a charitable organisation that supports The Gambia and gets its funding mainly from the United Kingdom and Holland.

He further adduced that they are not involved in any commercial activities to raise fund.

He indicated that there was a sign board, in which it was written "Kingfisher Trust OK Gambia,? and many people followed the direction of the sign board which led them to the business centre.

He further adduced that many people were asking him if Kingfisher Trust had been using sponsorship money for a commercial enterprise.

According to him, their head office in the U.K.had made several enquiries about whether Kingfisher are using sponsorship money for commercial enterprise and that they had also received email enquiries from a representative of a Rotary Club in Holland.

At this juncture, the plaintiff's Counsel applied to tender an email letter as an exhibit which was accepted by the court.

The case was adjourned to 7th December 2009.