Jun 8, 2020, 12:03 PM
Maerskline Gambia last Friday donated 200 bags of 25kg rice to Banjul City Council (BCC) in its fight against coronavirus disease.
Speaking at the hand over occasion, Nfamara Jawneh, Executive Director of Beakanyang said the fund for the food packages was raised through a taskforce called Barrow Kunda Covid-19 Response Group on which he serves as chairperson.
He thanked their benefactors for supporting the initiative, noting that more families are still struggling in rural areas as a result of the impact of Covid-19.
“We have realised that some families in this community are yet to receive any food aid since the outbreak of Covid-19. We are therefore happy to help such families by putting food on their table,” he said.
Village Development Committee members, Sarjo Bah and Morikebba Barrow, who are also members of the Covid-19 response taskforce thanked all those who supported the initiative and called for more support as more vulnerable families are still lacking support.
Beneficiaries such as Mamadi Touray, Kumbanding Fatty, Arfang Demba Touray and Kawsu Fatty all thanked the donors for the support.
Meanwhile, as part of the food package, 30 households were each given one bag of rice and 4-litre gallon of cooking oil.
A Qatari philanthropist, last Friday donated food items worth over 1 million dalasi to needy Gambians across the country. The aim of the donation is to alleviate the hardship that needy families are going through as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ActionAid International The Gambia (AAITG), in partnership with Njawara Agricultural Training Centre (NATC) is implementing a 2.7 million Dalasi three year project that will support 100 vulnerable smallholder farmers in The Gambia.
In its efforts to contribute to the control of the spread of COVID-19 in the country, the management of Broadway Restaurant in Serrekunda last Thursday donated sanitary items worth over D20,000 to the Pediatric Ward of Kanifing General Hospital.
Executive director of Beakanyang; a non-governmental organisation in the country has welcomed Justice Ministry’s decision to gazette the bill to promulgate the constitution of the Republic of The Gambia.
Gambia Moral Congress Diaspora president, Amadou Sisawo, widely called “Amadou by-force’’ has reminded government officials that they must take the lead in practising social distancing to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Center (KAIPTC) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funding from the Government of Japan, is commencing a new one-year project to develop the technical capacity of maritime crime control officials in Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo.