#National News

ASGC fumigates markets in Kafuta

Aug 25, 2020, 4:01 PM

Association for the Support of Grassroot Communities, a local NGO based in Kafuta on Sunday embarked on a mass fumigating exercise in various mosques, churches and market venues in Kafuta.

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.