Sep 12, 2013, 10:23 AM
Members of the Pipeline Mosque Foundation yesterday donated food items to inmates at the Mile 2 Central Prison as part of their gesture in helping the needy ahead of the Holy month of Ramadan.
The donated items included thirty-six bags of sugar, fourteen cartons of tea, four bags of milk powder and forty-four cartons of dates, which were presented to the authorities at the Prison Department at a ceremony held at the Prison’s Administrative Office.
Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, Abou Dandeh-Njie, President of the Pipeline Mosque Foundation, said one of their main targets is the development of certain sectors they feel have the competence and expertise, for the benefit of the community.
Highlighting some of the achievements of the foundation, Njie said the foundation constructed the Daddy Jobe Comprehensive School in Pipeline and have donated to various institutions including the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul and the Serrekunka General Hospital in Kanifing.
Lamin Sowe, Commissioner of Operations, on behalf of the Director General of the Gambia Prison Service, thanked the foundation for the gesture and assured them that the donated food items would reach the beneficiaries.
He said the items would go a long way in helping the inmates during the Holy month of Ramadan, noting that Muslim inmates constitute a greater percentage in the prison.
He called on other foundations to emulate the gesture.