North Federation (KNF) and Kombo South Kaira-Suu Federation have jointly
supported 31 returnees who fled The Gambia out of fear during the political
two federations in collaboration with the CCF national office and in
consultation with The Gambia government met and discussed possible ways of
supporting these returnees to The Gambia.
two federations provided D77,500 and distributed it to thirty-one returnees
within their intervention areas in Kombo North and Kombo South.
Kombo North Federation contributed 62,500 to support 25 returnees while Kaira
Suu Federation contributed D15,000 to support 6 returnees.
amount contributed by the two federations, D77,500, was presented to the
returnees at a ceremony held at Sinchu Sori Community Association, an affiliate
of KNF, on Thursday.
at the presentation, Alagie B. Janneh, board member and site chairperson of
Kombo North Federation and Kaira Suu, said the presentation of the money to
returnees was as a result of the difficulties that many people encountered
during the recent political impasse.
said Kombo Federation and Kombo South Kaira Suu Federation in partnership with
the CCF national office deemed it fitting to give support to the returnees.
are very delighted to provide assistance to these returnees to better help them
to take care of their domestic issues,” Mr Janneh said.
also advised them to utilise the money given to them, saying although it was
very small it would go a long way to reducing some of their burden.
Sanneh of Kaira Suu Federation thanked the two federations for the support they
provided to the returnees who suffered a lot during the political impasse.
said the main focus of Kaira Suu is to ensure the welfare of the children, for
that to happen there is need to have peace and stability.
Sanneh said without peace, there would be no development.
should always endeavour to have peace within our society, our country and the
continent,” he said.
Mendy, KNF manager, said the presentation to the returnees was done in
consultation with the national office of CCF.
said Kombo North Federation and Kombo South Kaira Suu Federation found it
necessary to give support to the returnees to relieve some of their burden at
are very delighted to provide assistance to these returnees,” he said.
Jallow, wife of Sinchu Sori Alkali, praised the two federations for their kind
gesture in supporting the migrants back home.
urged the returnees to make best use of the money.
vote of thanks was delivered by Adama Ceesay, a beneficiary, who thanked the
two federations while describing the support as timely and urged others to
emulate the two federations.