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GNIC donates 280K to Basse Area Council, fire victims

May 27, 2020, 1:34 PM | Article By: Pa Modou Cham

Gambia National Insurance Company (GNIC) has shared a cheque of two hundred and eighty thousand dalasis (280, 000) between one of its customers who was a victim of the Basse Market fire disaster, Basse Area Council for its post covid-19 campaign and Basse market fire disaster victims.

Assistant marketing manager of the insurance company, Abdou Ceesay said presentation of the cheque was part of their support to assist the needy fire disaster victims.

“The support is in two fold. The first half is 50, 000 for the fire disaster victims and the other 50, 000 is to support the fight against the spread of Covid-19 in Upper River Region. The 180, 000 is presented to our customer who was also a victim of the recent fire disaster at the Basse market.”

Mr. Ceesay assured of their continued support while encouraging people to insure their properties and businesses.

Hendry A Imo of Zubes Enterprise, a Nigerian business man at the Basse market who is among the victims of the fire outbreak received a cheque of one hundred and eighty thousand dalasis for insuring his business. He thanked the insurance company for their support.

Deputy Chairman of Basse Area Council, Yubba Jawara said post covid-19 campaign is an important initiative that is meant to support the tax payers during and after the pandemic.

Chairman of the Basse market committee, Karamo Sanyang and alkalo of Basse, Sellu Bah both thanked the insurance company for their support.

Alkalo Bah acknowledged the immense contribution of GNIC to the welfare of Basse people and commended the council for having the foresight in launching the post covid-19 initiative.

Chairman of Basse Area Council, Foday Danjo, thanked GNIC for supporting the fire disaster victims and the post covid-19 campaign that targets to gather fund to fight against covid-19 pandemic.

Chairman Danjo highlighted the significance of insurance, while encouraging people to insure their businesses.

Deputy Governor of Upper River Region, Samba Bah assured the company that the money donated will be used for its purposes.

At the end of the presentation, Gambia National Insurance Company was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Basse Area Council for rendering continuous support to the council whenever the need arises.

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