May 27, 2008, 5:19 AM
A UK-based charitable organization, called Bokoloho helping the blind and disabled in The Gambia, on Wednesday donated one hundred bags of rice to the blind and disabled in The Gambia.
The donation, which was made through the Office of the Mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council, was meant for the most vulnerable people in society.
Speaking at the handing over of the items, the founder of the charitable organization, Mr. Alan B. Bannett explained that his organisation is a registered charity based in the United Kingdom.
He said his organisation has for the past ten years been engaging in helping the blind and the disable, both in and outside The Gambia.
Noting that his organisation would continue to render services to the humanity, free of charge, Bannett stressed the need for every individual to contribute his quota towards assisting the most vulnerable people in society.
He also used the opportunity to thank the Mayor of KMC for hosting the ceremony, saying that his organisation would continue to partner with the KMC, through the Office of the Mayor to ensure that the plight of the most vulnerable people in society are addressed.
For his part, Alhagie Dawda Sey, the interim Chairman for KMC, who deputized for the Mayor of KMC, hailed the founder of this organisation for the initiative, saying it is a step in the right direction.
According to him, the gesture would go a long way towards alleviating some of their burdens. He then urged the beneficiaries to make the best use of the donated items.
For his part, Pa Modou Ceesay, a beneficiary described the gesture as timely, noting that it is a clear indication of the organisation’s consideration for the poor and needy.