Apr 8, 2020, 3:12 PM
The minister of Finance and Economic Affairs has informed deputies that the D500 million Emergency Fund designed to help contain the spread of covid-19 is available and ready for disbursement.
The support came after the Pirang ward councilor submitted a request to the Council to support the women.
Chief executive officer, Modou Jonga said the support is one of their strategic priorities as enshrined in their strategic blueprint 2020 to 2024.
He said they hope that the support will address water shortage and minimise loss of garden crops.
Assistant secretary of the women gardeners, Mariama Ceesay thanked the council for the gesture, saying it will immensely help them in sustaining the garden and their crops.
According to her, there are 325 women as members of the garden.
Ward councilor, Lamin Dibba said women are not back sitters in the Brikama Area Area Council and that is why they are always ready to help them.
Alkalo of Pirang Berending, Malain Touray and chairman of the Village Development Committee, Baba Bojang both thanked the council for the support.
Saama Kamma Kafoo, a youth-led humanitarian organisation in Brikama, Saturday donated detergent to Brikama Fire and Rescue Services.
Concerned Citizens of Jokadou Bakang on Saturday donated sanitary items and medicine to the village and its health clinic.
Martina’s Foundation, a registered charity in The Gambia is set to embark on an ambitious project; helping needy institutions with the arrival of its 40-feet container loaded with medical and school items.
Agriculture minister, Amie Fabureh has handed over a new rice variety seedlings to farmers in the central river region south farming community of Sapu.
As Muslims commenced fasting in this year’s Holy month of Ramadan, AGA Global Ambassadors UK/Gambia, over the weekend supported five Gambian families with one hundred and fifty pounds sterling.
Omar Tourary, vice president of The Gambia Transport, Agriculture, Food and Industrial Workers Union (GTAFIWU) has called on Gambians, particularly commercial drivers to respect the state of public emergency declaration by the government in order to control Covid-19 in the country.