Jun 1, 2020, 11:16 AM
Momodou Lamin Sisay, a Gambian living in Georgia is another victim of police shooting in the USA.
The items worth D227, 000 include 50 big and medium bales of clothing and D15,000 cash.
The items were handed over to the National Assembly member for Sandu Constituency, Muhammed Mahanera.
Speaking at the occasion, the managing director and proprietor of SK Jaiteh and Sons, Salifu Jaiteh, made it emphatically clear that the donation was not meant for political reasons but a fulfilment of a request made by the Sandu lawmaker on behalf of his people.
“It has been our tradition to respond to this kind of situation. This is not about praising myself but we have been doing this 30 years ago,” Mr. Jaiteh said.
Jaiteh expressed with sadness the destruction to houses and personal belongings and the displacement of people the disaster has caused.
He praised the lawmaker for leading the relief efforts and urged all who can to help the victims.
In response, Hon. Muhammed Mahanera thanked Salifu Jaiteh and his company for what he called a patriotic gesture.
He said Mr. Jaiteh has set a very good example that should inspire many others to do similar things.
“A lot of communities have been affected in the region but his intervention will significantly make life comfortable again for the victims,” he said.
In an effort to complement government efforts in the health delivery system, Talibi Vous Foundation (TVF), a non charitable organisation recently handed over some medical items worth over D1.4 million to the Fajikunda Health Centre, Bundung Maternity, Serrekunda General Hospital.