Jun 1, 2009, 6:23 AM
Trust Agency for Rural Development (TARUD) on 17 December 2010 disbursed D56, 400 and Sanitary Materials to 40 flood victims in Gunjur and its environs.
The money and the materials were presented at a ceremony held at TARUD office in Gunjur.
During the ceremony, each beneficiary went home with D1,400 and sanitary materials.
Speaking on the occasion, the director of TARUD, Alhagie Sandang Bojang, said they were delighted at being able to support the flood victims.
He said that though the amount was small, it would help the flood victims in their recovery process.
Mr Bojang also appealed to the beneficiaries to make best use of the money and sanitary materials, adding that his office always stands ready to contribute in supporting flood victims.
The Akalo of Sanyang village, Jabero Jabang, applauded Tarud for supporting flood victims.
He noted that the money and sanitary materials received from Tarud through Concern Universal would really go a long in improving the living conditions of the affected people. He also advised the people to desist from building their houses on the water ways to avoid having their houses flooded and damaged each year.
Speaking earlier, the Chief of Kombo South, Alhagie Sheriff Ajeh Janneh, said that since the inception of Tarud, the organisation had been contributing towards the development of people in Gunjur and its environs.
He added that when houses in the village were flooded in the raining season, staff of Tarud went from compound to compound to record the amount of flood victims in Gunjur and its environs.
He advised the affected people to make best use of the donated items and the money.
For his part, a senior officer from TARUD, Faburama Darboe, said the agency made the donation thanks to the effort of Concern Universal and Oxfam