May 20, 2009, 8:01 AM
The Chief of Kombo South, Alhagie Mustapha Touray, on Monday presided over the inauguration of the newly constructed Gunjur Market.
The market was funded by Marlborough Brandt Group in the United Kingdom to the tune of four thousand pounds equivalent to one hundred and eighty-four thousand dalasis.
In his inaugural speech, chief Touray expressed gratitude to Marlborough Brandt Group, saying Marlborough Brandt Group had been contributing immensely towards the development of the Gunjur community.
He also thanked the group for also providing the community with a milling machine.
Chief Touray used the occasion to call on the youth of Gunjur to always rally behind the council of elders, the alkalo and VDC to develop the village.
He called for unity and understanding among the youth of Gunjur and also seized the opportunity to thank the Gunjur Link Committee (GLC) for their outstanding contribution to the construction of the new market.
The Alkalo of Gunjur, Alhagie Sulayman Touray, applauded the donors for their tremendous contribution towards the construction of the market.
Marlborough Brandt Group is a true friend of the people of Gunjur, Touray said, adding that they have contributed towards the development of the village previously.
The chairman of the Gunjur Village Development Committee, Demba Jobe Touray, hailed Marlborough Brandt Group and labourers for their commitment during the work.
Jobe said their main target is to embark on series of development projects in the village such as road rehabilitation and building of fish market.
He however said they are limited by resource constraints thus appeal to donors, companies and individuals to come to their aid.
Jobe Touray said the VDC is ready to work with any association that wishes to contribute towards the development of the village.
Speaking on behalf of the donors Marlborough Brandt Group in the United Kingdom, Rose Cater, said Marlborough Brandt Group was delighted to sponsor the project, adding that the newly inaugurated market will really venture into the market to sell their items without any difficulties.
Public Relations Officer of the Gunjur Link Committee, Fabakary Boyo Touray, expressed GLC’s readiness in contributing immensely towards the development of Gunjur.
Touray thanked their counterparts Marlborough Brandt Group UK for their contribution towards the construction of the new market.
Other speakers on the occasion included women vendors Aja Nyai Barrow and Nyima Janneh, who expressed appreciation to Marlborough Brandt Group for their timely support.