Apr 8, 2020, 3:33 PM
Solution Bay Spirituality (SBS); a charitable organization have recently donated some sanitary materials worth over D20, 000 to Jeshwang prison.
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.
Natives of Sukuta at both home and abroad, last Thursday supported the community’s health centre with medical items. They also donated over three hundred thousand dalasis to the community to purchase food items for the needy and most vulnerable members of the community.
National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), last Thursday donated food items and sanitary materials worth 328, 750 dalasis to the Central River Region (CRR) Covid-19 Taskforce Committee.
National Assembly Member for Niani, Alhagie S.B. Sillah has embarked on a rehabilitation initiative of local hand pumps in his constituency.
The University of The Gambia School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences has concluded nine-day training on sanitiser production and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for regional health officials.
Banjul, May 7. - The Gambia-Cuba Friendship Association today condemned a recent terrorist attack perpetrated against the Embassy of the largest Antilles in the United States, and called for global solidarity with the Cuban people and Government.
Jurarim Organisation for Youth Excellence (JOYE); a US-based nonprofit organization operating in the provision of learning environment for underprivileged children in The Gambia, over the weekend supported its sponsored students and volunteers in North Bank, West Coast and Central River Regions with 50kg bag of rice, 10kg sugar and 5 litters cooking oil each.