Jun 29, 2020, 12:51 PM
Gambia’s tourism and culture has been rated as the best performing sector in terms of implementation of the National Development Plan, permanent secretary at Ministry of Tourism and culture has disclosed.
Earlier this month, the UK/Gambia charitable trust donated 12 bags of 25kg rice to families in various Gambian communities who are currently not able to earn funds to provide food to feed their families during the isolation period of covid-19 pandemic.
The organisation also donated buckets and sanitary materials to mosques, hospitals and other places across the country in a bid to manage and contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.
AGA Global Ambassadors UK/Gambia is a non- profit group based in United Kingdom who share the passion to help disadvantaged communities across Africa, particularly in The Gambia. Over the years, they have supported Gambia’s education and health sectors as well as the less privileged.
Founder Sister Angie Graham observed that as a result of the global covid-19 crisis and lockdown in the country, it is going to be extremely difficult for some families to find means to provide food to break their fast which is why they extended a helping hand.
“Some people cannot earn fund as normal, due to the current lockdown measures,” she noted, saying that the gesture will enable them to feed families for at least two weeks of the month of Ramadan.
“I learnt to give not because I have a lot, but because I know how it feels to have nothing,” she remarked.
Gambian President Adama Barrow declared a 21-day state of public emergency owing to the covid-19 pandemic in the country on 18 March 2020. This has been now extended to 45 days by the National Assembly.
Senegalese Community in Brikama has donated D10,000 to West Coast Region Covid-19 Taskforce at a presentation held at the regional governor’s office in Brikama on Friday.
Wellingara Town Development Association (WTDA) both home and abroad have distributed fifty bags of rice to various vulnerable families in Wellingara.
Standard Chartered Bank on Monday 15th June 2020 donated GMD7,500,000.00 to the World Health Organization to support the implementation of a scale up of laboratory testing for COVID-19 across all regions in The Gambia in line with the National COVID plan.
In a bid to ameliorate the living conditions of people in need, China Aid Road and Bridges Project team recently donated 30 bags of rice and 320 liters of hand sanitizers to local communities in the Upper River Region (URR).
Tech World, one of the leading petrol oil companies in The Gambia, over the weekend donated 150 bags of rice to the communities of Farato, Sinchu Alagie and Kunkujang Keitaya in Kombo North District, as part of its assistance to needy families during the coronavirus pandemic.
4Everywhere charity organisation on Saturday donated hospital materials to Latrikunda Yeringanyar Ward Development Committee at a presentation held at the community’s health center.