Feb 15, 2021, 1:33 PM
Alhumdulilah group, a group of close friends since childhood recently donated cash to their late friends’ widows to help them and their families.
The burnt building consistsof over six apartments with over eight shops outside rented to different business people.
Alhaji Safi Debbasey, the landlord of the compound confirmed that the fire was caused by electricity.
He said every item in the house was burnt down by the inferno, while the shop owners all lost their items.
Alhaji Debbasey said, apart from what the shop owners lost, the cash of GMD60,000, $15,000 and €10,000 were consumed by the fire.
Idowu Semiu Odetogun owner of ID Enterprises said over D400,000.00 worth of goods and cash perished in the fire.
He added that it was a bad day for him as he newly brought some electronic items to the shop prior the New Year celebration.
Some bystanders and sympathisers complained of late response from the Serekunda Gambia Fire Rescue Service as they appeared at the scene of the incident without water.
However, one among the bystanders who spoke anonymouslysaid: “The Fire Rescue Service came with water but late, so people didn’t give them chance to do their work as they were throwing stones at them. Then they left, until another fire service now came from Bakau to put off the fire.”
As debate over the recent rejection of the draft Constitution Promulgation Bill 2020 continues, members of Afrikan Diaspora Returnee Association (ADRA) have added their voice and disappointment over the recent rejection of what would have been the new draft constitution of The Gambia.
Hansen Seafood Company Limited, a fish processing company that has been operating in The Gambia since 2018 yesterday, Sunday supported over 80 of its employees with bags of rice, sugar and 10kg of fish each.