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Rural Poor Association donates firefighting materials to Brikama fire station

Feb 1, 2017, 12:17 PM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The Gambia Rural Poor Association (GAMRUPA) – Europe recently donated firefighting materials to Brikama fire and rescue station.

The materials were presented at presentation ceremony held at Siffoe village in Kombo South District of West Coast Region.

The donated materials included firefighting boots, jackets, helmets, leggings, writing pads, and books among others.

GAMRUPA Gambia country coordinator, Kalifa Kanteh, said the organisation is strongly committed and interested in the development of rural communities and institutions.

He said the donation to Brikama fire and rescue station was provided by GAMRUPA Netherlands and Belgium to improve the operations of the station.

GAMRUPA, a nongovernmental organisation, was established to give support towards the development and improvement of rural institutions and communities.

The chairman of the village development committee, Ebrima Jallow, called on the fire and rescue station to properly utilise the equipment. 

Receiving the items, Disciplinary Officer of Brikama Fire Station Joseph Mendy commended GAMRUPA for the support, saying the donation came at a time wen the station was running out of personnel protective clothes.

“The materials will help improve the operation of the station,” he said.