Mayor Talib donates 340 lenses worth D3.3M

Jun 24, 2024, 11:13 AM | Article By: Jankey Ceesay

Talib Ahmed Bensouda, the mayor of Banjul, with support from Etoile du Lac Hotel, Senegal, and Reina's Restaurant, on Saturday distributed 340 eyewear lenses worth D3.3 million to KM residents.

The event was designed to enhance vision and promote well-being within the community by providing necessary eyewear to individuals who were examined on May 25th and 26th, 2024. 

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mayor Bensouda, expressed gratitude to the donors for their support to KMC residents.

“We are all aware that having access to quality eye care in the country is expensive, thus, having people to support over 300 people with lenses to enhance their sight is commendable, as it is a critical feature in the human body,” he said.

He encouraged the donors to continue the good work and help Senegambia so that both countries can prosper and enhance unity.

He urged beneficiaries to look after the glasses and to be aware that these are quality lenses that can enhance their vision.

Mr Wuyeh Bah, head of delegation, Etoile du Lac Hotel, said the good work that KMC is doing is the reason they opted to complement their efforts.

 “We came here a month ago to screen the people as we know it’s important to have good healthcare especially eyesight. That is why we intervened to support the municipality.”

He added that: “This is also a way to foster the relationship between The Gambia and Senegal; to reaffirm the unity and demonstrate our collective commitment to supporting the health and welfare of our residents.”

Abdourahman Ceesay, a beneficiary, thanked the municipality and donors for this opportunity. “I was diagnosed and I needed to buy a lens for a while now, but couldn’t due to high cost. Therefore, this gesture is overwhelming for me and I can’t thank the donors enough.”