Sep 9, 2015, 9:40 AM
In yet another humanitarian gesture, Mr. Momodou Turo Darboe, a renowned businessman, yesterday donated a brand new 7.5 KVA generator to the community mosque of Bundung Borehole. Worth over D40,000, the generator was officially handed over to the elders of the community at a colourful ceremony held at the Kanifing Municipal Council.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Yankuba Colley, Mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council, explained that the gesture came as response to a plea of support to tackle the problem of electricity in the mosque. The appeal was said to have been made at a rally held in the area in which the Mayor was represented by Mr. Darboe.
"After listening to their appeal, Mr. Turo Darboe, who believes in giving and sharing with the needy, decided to intervene by providing them with this 7.5 KVA generator from Germany," he said.
Mayor Colley commended Mr. Darboe for the gesture and urged the beneficiaries to make best use of the generator.
He then called members of the business community to emulate Turo's gesture.
For his part, Mr. Darboe said he made this donation on behalf of the KMC mayor. He advised the community of KMC to always rally behind their Mayor, noting that the gesture is in line with complementing government's drive to electrify the whole country. "I am always out to help the poor and needy and this gesture today is a manifestation of my relentless support to the people. The donation is however based on a humanitarian ground," he said.
Also speaking earlier, Hon. Sulayman Joof, National Assembly Member for Serrekunda West constituency, described Mr. Darboe as a patriotic Gambian who, he said, is always prepared to come to the aid of people whenever they are in need.
According to Hon. Joof the importance of the generator cannot be overemphasised as it has come at a time when the people are in need of it.
He advised the beneficiaries to take proper care of the generator.