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Eastern Lions Community Development Trust gives food support to vulnerable families in Kombo East

May 11, 2020, 1:14 PM

Eastern Lions Community Development Trust based in Faraba Bantang, Kombo East District, Sunday distributed 25 bags of rice, 25 gallon of cooking oil and cash amount of over D 12,000 to vulnerable families within Kombo East.

Speaking at the ceremony held in Faraba Bantang, president of the Trust, Nuha Jassey said the trust was established in 1980 engaging in sports and community development and comprises of members from the district and the Diaspora.

According to him, they have now sifted their activities to community development and empowerment, saying the gesture is aimed at complementing government efforts in the fight against covid-19. He pointed out that the donation will further support the beneficiaries during Ramadan.

Chief of Kombo East, Bakary Sanyang and the alkalo of Faraba Bantang, Omar Kujabie, both commended members of the Trust for the initiative, adding that they are the first ever group in the village to render support to needy people within the district.

Speaking on behalf of the village elders, Alh Jung Conteh commended members of the Trust for their contribution, adding that the fight against the pandemic requires concerted efforts. He advised other groups to emulate them while advising the Trust to also venture into cereal banking and other meaningful development efforts for the interest of their communities.

A member of the village development committee, Isatou Camara thanked the Trust and underscored their committee’s readiness in working with the Trust to not only empower their communities but also bring meaningful development in the village.

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