Jun 22, 2021, 3:03 PM
At least 130 participants drawn from The Gambia Credit Union managers and volunteers on Saturday wrapped up a three-day forum meant to discuss the way forward in strengthening credit unions in the country.
Alasan Senghore, who was speaking in an exclusive with The Point, acknowledged that most of the people in communities are in dire need of assistance when it comes to basic amenities.
He made reference to a case in Kanilai, a community that used to entirely depend on electricity to power its water projects in gardens, putting the burden of prepaid electricity bills amounting to tens of thousands of dalasis on locals.
With the advent of solar water pump project, he said, this daily nightmare among locals is now a thing of the past.
“The government has the obligation to support us locally as is done in other countries. This encourages international donors to do more for the people. The government has not been giving us subvention for the past 15 years which is obligatory.”
Senghore maintained that the humanitarian organization will continue to try and identify the needs of the people and help in finding solution to it.
P-ARI Foundation, a self-funded intervention founded in 1976 with its primary intervention in Africa has supported Jeshwang prison with 50 bags of rice, 50 bags of 10kg of sugar and four hand washing buckets.
AfreximBank and Oakwood Green Africa on Wednesday launched the Gambia Trade Road Show at a ceremony held at Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara Conference Center in Bijlo.
Gambian actress Mariama Colley on Saturday unveiled two of her international awards she won at the international category at the Ebunjan Theatre, Kanifing.