Mar 8, 2021, 1:10 PM
Hands on Gambia, a local farm based initiative is gearing up efforts towards empowering sustainable gardening across urban communities.
It could be recalled that on 23rd April, 2021, The Point Newspaper ran a story with the headline: “Darusalam lacks safe, clean drinking water, dead snakes often found in the well. In the said article, the residents of the village bitterly complained over what they called ‘lack of safe and clean drinking water in the community’.
The residents before were fetching water from a 55-metre deep local well using a pulley. The water drawn from this well was used for domestic purpose, as well as a drinking point for livestock in the area.
However, following The Point publication of the said article, an anonymous donor immediately has stepped forward, expressing concern over the poor state of water affecting the rural settlement.
He then deployed a borehole drilling contractor to make a survey of the settlement and provide him with a report.
Few weeks later, the philanthropist sponsored the village with a new borehole worth several hundred thousand dalasi.
“I do not like giving someone something in confidence and then turn around to announce what was given,” the philanthropist said.
However, the anonymous donor did not allow the reporter to indicate the project’s cost on the story.
Adama Jobe, chairman for Darusalam Village Development Committee (VDC), hailed the donor for his foresight and efforts in providing the residents with sufficient clean and safe drinking water.
Fulbeh Africa, a youth-led association recently met to devise strategies ahead of its 8th anniversary celebration slated for December 25th at the Basse Mini Stadium.
“Our actions are our future. Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life”.
The president of Peace Ambassadors-The Gambia (PAG) has called on all political parties to abide by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) electoral Code of Conduct and Laws of The Gambia ahead of the forthcoming campaigns.