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Fass Against Covid-19 supports over 100 households with food packages

May 5, 2020, 2:00 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Fass Against Covid-19; a social movement of people of Fass Njaga Choi village both in The Gambia and the Diaspora, Sunday donated food packages worth over one hundred and twenty thousand dalasi to over one hundred households.

The items which include bags of rice, sugar, cooking oil and onion, were meant to assist needy families during the state of public health emergency in The Gambia due to coronavirus disease and the Muslims month of Ramadan.

Some two weeks ago, the movement supported their village with sanitary materials to ensure that there is hygiene within the community. They also sensitized the community on the WHO and Ministry of Health recommendations and guidelines to avoid the spread of the virus.

Alhagie Wally Corr, chairman of the movement said it is their responsibility to give back to their community, saying they will continue the initiative.

Communication and information expert, Baboucarr Nyang said the items will go a long way in supporting families during the public emergency period, particularly for families who survive from hand to mouth.

Fatou Sonko, Fass Village Development Committee chairperson thanked the movement for being there for their community during this difficult time, commending them for the generosity.

Madam Sonko pointed out that they still have a lot of needy people at the community who need assistance, calling for more support, particularly for single mothers and the elderly.

Bintou Corr, financial controller of the movement said women and children are the most vulnerable during trying times which is why they decided to come up with an initiative to support them.

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