Oct 21, 2009, 7:59 AM
Turo Darboe, a Gambian philanthropist, Friday slaughtered 21 bulls and
distributed the meat to various mosque communities within the Greater Banjul
Area, in Kombo North district and beyond.
The bulls worth half a million dalasis, was part of his Ramadan gifts towards supporting the needy.
The distribution was held at Abuko, where various Muslim religious leaders converged to collect their share to support their families.
Turo Darboe, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Vision Development Foundation, on the same day gave out over nine hundred cartons of chicken to various individuals and needy Muslims at his office in Churchill’s Town.
According to Mr Darboe, he believes in sharing and caring in helping humanity, especially during Ramadan.
“We should show solidarity, love and care for one another. I will continue to help humanity and share with the needy on the small resources available,”Mr Darboe said.
Many beneficiaries, who spoke to this reporter, expressed joy and appreciation for Mr Darboe’s support to humanity during Ramadan, and also during Tobaski.
They described Mr Darboe as a Gambian who has a good heart for humanity, adding that the Almighty Allah would reward him and his family for his deeds.
“We will continue to pray form him for long life and good health,” one Ousman Jallow, a beneficiary said.
Mr Jallow also stated that if Gambia could have more of the kind of persons like Mr Darboe, then the burden on the needy people would be reduced in the society.
He then urged other able Gambians to emulate Mr Darboe’s benevolent gesture in helping humanity.
It would be recalled that a week ago, Mr Darboe gave out two thousand nine hundred bags of sugar to needy Muslims in The Gambia.