Dec 2, 2020, 9:55 AM
The Gambia has registered eight new cases of COVID-19, (4 cases apiece for the 28th and 29th Nov.), taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,742, health officials say.
The D30,000 covid-19 relief package was presented to The Gambia Federation of Persons with Disabilities (GFPWD) at a ceremony held at GOVI, Kanifing, over the weekend.
Speaking at the occasion, Muhammed Krubally, chairman of The Gambia PFPWD and a magistrate, said the gesture was unprecedented, revealing that this is the first time his federation has received cash donation in the midst of the global health pandemic.
He said: “The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone including persons with disabilities. We have been receiving lot of support from around the world. We got food items and sanitary materials but this is the first time that we receive cash transfer for the GFPWD.”
Krubally also revealed that GFPWD is the umbrella body of 16 organisations in the country representing an estimated 300,000 persons out of which 120,000 have serious disabilities ranging from physical and visual impairments, mental health and related impairments.
He thanked the donors, assuring them that the money will be used for the purpose intended, while urging public institutions and NGOs to emulate the benevolence of the Manchester Gambia Support Network Organization.
Kemo Ceesay, trustee, Manchester Gambia Support Network, said his organisation chose to donate money to The Gambia GFPWD due to its purchasing needs. “Money is more appropriate because it has buying capabilities and possibilities that can easily address the needs of GFPWD”, Ceesay emphasised.
Omar Camara, secretary general of GFPWD, said they are facing lot of challenges so he expressed hope that the sum donated would ease their burden.
The World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director Ms Wanja Kaariaon Wednesday bid farewell to the Vice President of the Gambia as her term of tenure in The Gambia ends.
Banjul, 10th August 2020: Civil society organisations, trade unions and private sector associations on Friday 7th August 2020 convened a virtual meeting to discuss the fast spreading COVID- 19 infections in the country.
Police have arrested two suspects within the Greater Banjul Area (GBA) with suspected fake currency amounting to D116, 000, The Point has learnt.