Gambian Community in United Kingdom on Tuesday donated seven sets of public
addressing system and water buckets worth over eight hundred thousand dalasis
to The Gambia Red Cross Society as part of their contribution to the fight
Fye, programme manager of Gambia Red Cross Society said the PA systems will be
distributed among their seven regional branches to go into communities and
sensitise people about messages related to covid-19 and how to prevent
themselves as well as other important information.
added that the buckets will be put in strategic locations for hand washing
which is very important in the fight against covid-19.
Fye encouraged people to maintain proper hand washing, social distancing and
all other preventive measures to ensure we end the covid-19.
Lamin Touray, a representative of Wolverhampton Gambian Community, in
presenting the materials, said they deemed it necessary to join hands with
stakeholders in contributing towards combating the covid-19 which he described
as really worrying.
Touray said he hope other communities in the Diaspora will follow suit “because
together we can fight and win the battle against covid-19.”
Senghore, secretary general of Gambia Red Cross Society expressed appreciation
to Wolverhampton Gambian Community for their generous gesture, saying that
things are different in terms of humanitarian assistance with covid-19 as
donors are facing the same problem, thereby prioritising to save the lives of
their own people before they could think of supporting others.
highlighted that hence people cannot gather, it is important that they go
around with the PA systems and sensitise them to protect themselves and the
a similar development, youth volunteers in the fight against covid-19 in The
Gambia also supported The Gambia Red Cross Society with hand washing drums.