Jun 20, 2008, 3:35 AM
Salifu K Jaiteh, an outstanding Gambian businessman and Managing Director of SK Jaiteh and Sons Enterprise Limited, yesterday donated 14 bales of second-hand clothing to the flood victims in the Western Region (WR). The donated items is said to have worth over sixty three thousand dalasis.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony Mr Jaiteh said the donation was geared towards complementing Government's efforts.
He noted that Government alone could not assist victims of natural disasters. He therefore called on businesspeople to make their own contributions.
He pointed out that for the past twenty years he had been supporting the needy in the country and would continue to support whenever the need arose.
Receiving the donated items on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Governor of Western Region Lamin Sanneh hailed SK Jaiteh for the timely donation.
He added that the items would greatly relieve the flood victims in his region, as it would go a long way towards addressing the needs of the victims.
Governor Sanneh called on others to emulate Mr Jaiteh's gesture in complementing government's efforts and urged them to collaborate in situations like these.
He finally assured him that the donated items would reach the beneficiaries.