Oct 2, 2020, 12:51 PM
The program manager at the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) has underscored the role of peace in any country’s development, saying there cannot be any meaningful development without peace.
The donated items included 10 packets of soap, 4 veronica buckets and 20 boxes of Madar bleach.
George Kaleku, chairman of the Ghanaian Community in The Gambia, said they decided to give the donation to the Department of Social Welfare because many people, including the elderly and the disables depend on them for their living.
He thanked the department for accepting their donation believing that it will go a long way in helping the fight against COVID-19.
Permanent secretary at the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Rohie Bittaye-Darboe, commended members of the Ghanaian community for the initiative, saying that the donated items will help the department a lot as they are dealing with vulnerable people of the Gambian population.
“The country is in a very critical situation and will need all the help it can get from individuals and bodies and institutions,” she added.
She thanked the community on behalf of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare and the government of The Gambia.
Based on reliable projections, The Gambia government anticipated the surge in numbers and is currently developing a dynamic and cost-cutting national COVID-19 response strategy document for effective containment of the pandemic.
The Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce recently trained 30 youth on access to finance at a ceremony held at the National Nutrition Agency.