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Over D100, 000 boost for Sukuta women gardeners

Mar 30, 2010, 12:53 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

Future Of Sukuta (FOS), a village-based development project in Sukuta last Friday presented D105, 000 cash to women gardeners of Sukuta village in Kombo North District of the Western Region.

The money, which was donated by a Swedish charity through Future Of Sukuta, was presented to the women gardeners at a ceremony held in Sukuta.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Board Chairman of FOS Lamin Bojang expressed his organisation's desire to always help the needy. He urged the beneficiaries to make the best use of the donation. He disclosed that the money is earmarked for the development of water and other projects within the garden.

"Organise yourself and make the best use of the money," Bojang told the beneficiaries.

For her part, the President of Sukuta Women Garden Association, Aja Adama Bojang expressed gratitude to both FOS and their friends in Sweden, noting that the gesture would go a long way towards easing some of their constraints.

She described the donors as partners in development, whom she added, complement government's efforts in eradicating poverty.

Momodou Badjie, the Co-ordinator of FOS said the project kicked-off at Sukuta Lower Basic School in 2001, noting that its first project’s was the inauguration of classrooms, toilets, and educational materials at Sukuta Lower Basic School, among others.

 Badjie advised the beneficiaries to cooperate among themselves in order to achieve their desired objectives.

Mr. Abass A.S. Cham, the Secretary-General of FOS disclosed that this is not the first time they have reached out to women gardeners of Sukuta.

"The first presentation was an amount of D21, 000 in 2007, second in 2008 of D61, 000 and this presentation is third and amounts to a cash amount of D105, 000," he disclosed.

Present at the ceremony were the alkalo of Sukuta, Alhagie Modou Cham, Lamin Jatta an officer at Sukuta VISACA, Karamo Jarjue Sukuta VISACA's Board Chairman and elders of Sukuta.