Apr 8, 2020, 3:12 PM
The minister of Finance and Economic Affairs has informed deputies that the D500 million Emergency Fund designed to help contain the spread of covid-19 is available and ready for disbursement.
The rice was purchased by Ginkon Real Housing Estate from profits of its business under the leadership of chief executive officer, Kebba Madi Bojang.
Beneficiary communities include Nawleru, Foni Jarrol, Foni Bondali, Foni Kansala, Brikama, Wassu, Wuli Chamoi Bundaw, Sinchu Gidong, Sinchu Wurong, Sinchu Mbye Kunda, Sandu Mbye Kunda, Kiang East and Nyofelleh.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony held in Jambur, public relations officer, Yusupha Jammeh said everyone should contribute his/her quota towards the development of the country.
He explained that the Foundation has supported many communities across the country, ranging from electricity extension, provision of boreholes and solar system, milling machines, construction of markets, education market and health.
“I understand that the government alone cannot do everything for the people and this was why we came in to do our quota,” he declared.
Program officer, Lamin Konateh said the foundation is established to render services to people of this country irrespective of their political affiliation. He expressed their willingness to continue the generosity for Gambian people.
Sainey Manneh, chairman Ginkon Brothers and Sisters said as citizens, they should all work together for the development of the nation, revealing that they have other initiatives in the pipeline before the end of Ramadan.
Aja Musu Drammeh, Ginkon women chairperson observed that lives and livelihood is currently hard across the globe as a result of COVID-19 and the lockdown. “Help the needy if you have the means and don’t wait for government because we are one Gambia,” she stated.
Momodou Bojang, Managing Director of Ginkon Real Housing Estate highlighted that the gesture is not political but assistance to needy Gambians.
Kebba Madi Bojang, chief executive officer of Ginkon Real Housing Estate urged Gambians to unite as the country cannot develop in the absence of unity.
Havana, April 13 (ACN) Although this year the traditional parade for May Day will not take place, the Cuban Workers Central (CTC) and its national unions called their members today to celebrate the date with initiatives that reaffirm the solidarity of the Revolution and demand an end to the unjust US blockade of the Island.
Karmic Angels, a UK foundation and the Sir Farimang Singhateh Foundation have jointly embarked on free bread distribution to needy Muslims.
UK aid will protect the British public and help prevent a second wave of coronavirus coming to the UK by slowing its spread in the most vulnerable countries, International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced today.
Qatari philanthropists last week donated food items and cash to the community of Jarra Pakalinding in the Lower River Region (LRR) as part of their support to families during the state of public health emergency in The Gambia due to coronavirus pandemic.
Wellingara Town Development Association (WTDA) both home and abroad have distributed fifty bags of rice to various vulnerable families in Wellingara.
Mandinary Majalis, a Qur’anic memorisation school, with support from Noor Aid has recently strengthened food aid to over 100 households within the communities of Kerewan, Wellingara and Mandinary village.