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Councilor Jarjue commences ward sensitisation on covid-19

May 8, 2020, 12:19 PM | Article By: Sheriff Barry

Marakissa Ward Councilor, Lamin Jarjue is currently touring his communities in sensitising them on the threat posed by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Accompanied by young people of Kombo Central, youth and sport committees, Help Network of Marakissa and Marakissa Ward Development Committee, the tour is meant to reach to all the 14 villages in the ward and sensitise them on the virus.

Initiated by Marakissa Ward Development Committee, the activity will last for a period of one month. Part of the plan is to look for other means of support from donors to help the most vulnerable families.   

Councilor Jarjue said the activity is part of his mandate to serve the people he represents at council level, saying he and his team are determined to volunteer for their people and nation when it matters.

According to him, they are committed to the cause to enlighten the community on sanitary measures, social distancing and all precautionary measures stipulated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and The Gambia government.

“Responses from the people were positive. Many of them believed the existence of the virus and some are still skeptical about the prevalence of the virus in The Gambia.”

He observed some irregularities at three border villages of Darsilameh, Bajiran and Dimbaya, where he said motor-cyclists from the neighbouring Senegal always try to penetrate the borders to enter into The Gambia. “Many of the Senegalese military officers have been also crossing the border illegally, defying the border rules,” he said.

Mr. Jarju called on the government to put more security forces at border posts to add power to the ones currently there. He said Bajiran is more vulnerable to intruders from Senegal who can easily cross the border without being traced. “We advised the villagers to be vigilant and to report any such intrusion immediately to the required authorities.”

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