Mar 10, 2021, 1:36 PM
A renowned Gambian rights activist cum commentator has observed that the country’s laws are not strong enough in protecting women and girls, thereby exposing them to sexual and gender-based violence.
The exercise also coincided with the distribution of over 600 facemasks, sponsored by Kafuta Diasporans as well as planting of Coco seed along the main highway in Kafuta.
The fumigating exercise was conducted by the organization in partnership with Brikama Area Council and Red Cross Society team from Brikama.
The exercise is part of efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19, a global pandemic that has and continues to claim millions of lives with poor countries bearing the brunt of the virus.
At the exercise, Mr Saloum Sheriff Janko, secretary general of the association, said the hardships brought by the pandemic is the main reason why the association saw the need to support the people of Kafuta and also sensitise them on the dangers of COVID19.
“Since our inception we have embarked on series of activities in Kafuta which includes, creating of zebra crossings in Kafuta, renovation of the Kafuta Health Centre, distribution of facemasks distribution and tree planting exercise just to name few”
Councilor for Kafuta Ward, Balla Musa Darboe, who doubles as adviser to Grassroots Organisation, and the man who facilitated the fumigation exercise, said it is necessary to fumigate public places in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
He advised youths of the village to be steadfast and focus on development initiatives since they are the backbone of any nation.
Alh Musa Kanteh, president of the Association for the Support of Grassroot Communities, said the NGO is always ready to render community support and services whenever it is necessary.
He revealed that series of projects are in the offing not only to Kafuta but to other communities across the country.
"We will spread our support to communities by the grace of the Almighty".
Mr Lamin Sonko, coordinator of Kafuta Market Project and Mr Alieu Badara Sowe, coordinator of Give1Project Gambia and My Environment My Future, both graced the event.
The Honourable Minister for Transport, Works and Infrastructure, Bai Lamin Jobe and member of his senior team officials, on Friday 26th June, 2020 visited the ongoing People’s Republic of China (PRC) -Gambia Government sponsored $82 million bridges and roads project under construction in Basse and Fatoto in the Upper River Region of the country.
A student at the University of The Gambia has lodged a complaint at the National Human Rights Commission after he accused his lecturer of violating his right.
Press Release: ASHINGTON, November 19, 2021 The World Bank Board approved $50 million additional financing in the form of grants from the International Development Association (IDA)* to improve the quality and utilization of essential health services in The Gambia.