Feb 12, 2021, 10:56 AM
Gambian rap star and activist, Killa “Ali Cham” Ace through his Team Gom Sa Bopa on Friday visited the Mile II Central Prisons where they donated to inmates and guards at a ceremony held at Mile 2.
The initiative was launched by the chairman of the council, Sheriffo Sonko at the Brikama market.
The market vendors were the first beneficiaries as they are always vulnerable and at the high risk of contracting the virus due to their daily interaction with different people.
Chairman Sheriffo Sonko said at the launch that out of the 3000 facemasks, Brikama market vendors will be given 2, 400, 300 to Welingara Marlet, 150 to Busumbala Market and 150 to the Council's Health and Sanitation Unit.
He reminded Gambians that Coronavirus is a killer disease that spares no one, making it a responsibility on everyone to prevent themselves and people around them from contracting it.
Chief executive officer, Modou Jonga, said by virtue of their interaction with people, market vendors are at the high risk of contracting the virus which is why they make them the first recipients of the facemasks.
He thanked UNDP for the support and their frontliners in their effort to control the spread of the virus.
Belgium Friends of The Gambia (BFoTG), an NGO based in Belgium has presented medical and clinical items worth D420, 000 to New Yundum Health Center at a ceremony held at the health facility’s premises.
In bid to ameliorate the challenges faced by parents amid covid-19 pandemic, Saama Kairo Federation, a local partner to ChildFund The Gambia recently extended support to over 5000 to students in the Kombo East, and Central districts of the West Coast Region.