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South Brikama Residents Association formed to assist poor and needy

May 27, 2013, 9:45 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

A new association, South Brikama Residents Association (SBRA), was recently formed in Brikama in the Kombo Central district of the West Coast Region.

The association, headed by Muhammed Allwright MA (Oxford University), is among others aimed at assisting the poor and needy in South Brikama.

Speaking in an interview with The Point, Muhammed Allwright the president of the association, said that through the association, an agreement has been reached with Dr Edrissa Sowe of Jabre Pharmacy that SBRA will be able to nominate poor individuals for free drugs for their members under a scheme agreed upon.

According to him, the association will raise a total of D50, 000 annually to help the poor through exciting events to be held every three months at Kaira Kunda in Brikama.

Muhammed also told our reporter that through the association, a free advice service will be available for those in debt and a 24-hour a week hotline (7685596) will be created for victims of domestic violence.

Noting that the association is working on creating a committee of ten people, Muhammed called on interested individuals to contact SBRA.

He revealed that there will be monthly meeting in Kaira Kunda in Brikama, and there will be a yearly membership fee of D25 to cover administration.

Lamin Jaiteh, personal manager to Muhammed who is also the treasurer of SABRE, and Omar Jabang of the University of The Gambia, who is also the secretary of the association all expressed similar sentiments, noting that the formation of the association is geared towards helping the poor and the needy.