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New Jokadu NAM Appeals for Help as 49 Homes are Burned

Aug 22, 2008, 8:34 AM | Article By: By Yerro Mballow & Njie Baldeh

Honourable Kebba Gaye, the newly elected National Assembly Member for Jokadu constituency, has appealed to government, philanthropists and NGO's to help the people of his constituency. 49 houses and compounds in the are were gutted by fire early last month with the owners of the homes losing all their possessions in the blazes. Their losses, including foodstuffs, cash and other equipment, are said to run into thousands of Dalasi's.

According to Hon. Gaye, the fire destroyed 49 houses in ChesimaVillage in the North Bank Region. He made his statements in an interview with The Point. He said the situation is very serious at the moment. "Let the people come and assist the victims so that they can come and rebuild their lives and their homes," he said. According to Hon. Gaye, the cause of the fire cannot be determined at this time although many people are speculating as to what the possible causes might have been. He stated that soon after starting the fire engulfed the entire compound and burned it to ashes. He then reiterated his appeal for support for the victims from well wishers.

For his part, the Alkalo of the village expressed similar sentiments. He also solicited help from people so that the victims of the fire can try and rebuild their lives following the disaster. He finally commended those neighbours of the victims who were giving them accommodation while their houses are being reconstructed.