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ASGC gives face masks to two more communities in Kombo East

Sep 2, 2020, 12:51 PM

The Association for the Support of Grassroots Communities, a non-profit organization based in Kafuta last week donated over 200 face masks to satellite villages of Faraba-Sutu and Kafuta -Tumbung both in Kombo East District of West Coast Region.

This is the third face masks presentation in the space of a month that the local organization has championed in reaching out to vulnerable communities in Kombo East. The move is part of a broader measure to help stem the surge of the deadly coronavirus, which is currently making lives unbearable for countries across the globe especially vulnerable communities.

Presenting the materials at the various villages, Balla Musa Darboe, Councilor of Kafuta Ward, who led the team, reminded that coronavirus pandemic is a global concern and it need all hands on deck to fight it.

He went on to thank the donors for their contribution to the fight against the deadly disease.

Major Pa Ousman Bah, an executive member of the Organization, who spoke on behalf the chairperson, Musa Kanteh advised people to adhere to precautionary guidelines advised by Word Health Organization and the Ministry of Health such as regular hand washing, wearing of face masks and observe social distancing.

Saloum Sheriff Janko, secretary general of the Association expressed their resolve to continue creating mass sensitization on coronavirus as well as distributing face masks to local communities in a bid to combat the deadly pandemic. 

He thus called on other institutions to lend a helping hand to the local organization to further complement their service to community. 

Meanwhile, the local NGO plans to extend its activities to various sectors such as health, education, child rights issues, horticulture and environmental protection.