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Fire burns compound in Sami Madina

Mar 11, 2022, 1:08 PM | Article By: Ousman Jallow in CRR

The year 2022 has been a devastating one for people of Central River north as fire disasters continue to ravage their homes and livelihoods.

The latest casualty is Tamba Ceesay’s compound in Sami Madina who lost almost everything during the fire incident.

According to Alhagie Ceesay, Tamba’s younger brother, the fire lasted about three hours, burning their early millet (coos), groundnut, rice, corns, furniture, 1 motorbike,1 bicycle, clothes, cash and other valuables.

Eddally Kijera, National Disaster Management Agency representative in the region, after conducting his assessment, described the incident as serious that left the family homeless.

He added that lack of adequate water in the village as well as lack of Fire and Rescue Services within the areas contributed to the seriousness of the disaster.

Sanna Dahaba, the executive director for the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), visited the place and expressed concern and sympathy with the affected family.

He called on government, donors, private sector, diaspora Gambians and individuals to help the family in reducing the burden on them.      

Prominent people within the district appealed for government to ensure that Fire and Rescue Services’ presence in the area.

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