Aug 27, 2020, 1:00 PM
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Brikama Area Council (BAC) has urged the community of Kartong to exercise considerable restraint to enable peace and progress prevail in the village.
“We must work collectively so that we can support and assist the needy people in the country during this trying time of the pandemic.”
Mr. Trawally was speaking yesterday at the Governor’s Office in Brikama, West Coast Region (WCR) during the presentation of 70 bags of rice, 14 bags of sugar, 70 one litre bottles of oil and 35 bags of onions to the Brikama Fire victims and needy people in the WCR. Officials said the donated items are worth more than D175, 000.
Trawally added: “WCR is among the biggest regions in the country in terms of size and population, hence it’s important to be assisting them most especially the needy people. When the covid-19 started in The Gambia we have written a letter to the spiritual and supreme head of worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at and informed him about the development. He told us that they will find ways to support The Gambia.”
He added: “We need national unity and we all have to come together so that the poor and the needy people will be assisted. We are in the month of Ramadan and we pray to Allah so that He can accept our prayers and sacrifice. We should not also forget to pray for the peace and stability of the country. In fact, it should be an obligation to all of us.”
“Last week there was a serious fire incident in Brikama and everybody was ‘sad’ about it because it almost affected the entire country because the market is among the biggest markets in the country. It’s not only Gambians that do business in the market people come here across the border.”
The fire disaster, he added, is a national issue, so “we think we should also come here and assist the victims. We need to pray to Almighty Allah so that the difficulties and challenges we’re facing in this covid-19 period becomes history.”
Lamin Sanneh, governor of WCR, underscored the importance of the donated items to the beneficiaries, adding that the items are meant to mitigate the circumstances of poor and needy people in the region in relation to the global pandemic.
Covid-19 pandemic, he said, is real. However, he was quick to add that there were some people that still feel that the virus does not exist. “We have seen today the entire world is crying because of the pandemic, thus makes it real and fighting the virus should be everybody’s concern and everybody’s business. We must put ideas together to make sure that the virus is out in the region, and the country at large.”
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at The Gambia, he explained, is a household name in the country especially when it comes to such kinds of assistance. “I was not surprised that they will come and support the fire victims including needy people in the region. I can assure you that your intervention will go a long way to salvage the sufferings victims are encountering.”
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