Jan 5, 2023, 12:54 PM
Ya Kumba's Nest, a charity committed to ameliorating the plight of women and girls in the country recently donated baby stuffs and cash to new babies of the year.
The items were presented at a ceremony held at the organization’s office in Kanifing.
Presenting the items, Yankuba Manneh, communication officer at GPA, said the gesture came following a request to the management of authority by the association soliciting for support in the aforementioned items.
Manneh indicated that the management is aware of the contribution and role the recipient play in the society.
“That’s why we did not hesitate to accept their proposal taking into account the budget line amounting to the sum of D91, 500. That’s the total cost for the six sewing machines.” he revealed.
Manneh acknowledged that authority is very much supportive to the disability community in the country, noting that it’s one of many supports that they have been rolling out to ensure that persons with disability in The Gambia are not left behind.
This, he added, would enable them contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
“Being physically challenged doesn’t mean they are unable. So the management of Gambia Ports Authority is always here to support persons with disability whenever the need arises. We do hope these machines would go a long way towards empowering and equipping members of the community with life skills.”
Also speaking, Yankuba Amadou Faal-Sonko, director of OSDIVI, thanked the management of GPA for their laudable effort in donating those useful working machines to the organisation.
He acknowledged that that was not the first time the authority is reaching out to the organisation since its inception in 2011.
He thus called on other companies to emulate the GPA, assuring that the donated materials would greatly help in facilitating their work.
Gaye Njorro, a skill centre that offers training to youth in different marketable skills recently concluded a 5-day training for youth in the creative art plying their trade in the craft industry.
Ghanaian troops serving with the ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia (ECOMIG) and based in Barra in the North Bank Region have observed their national day of 4th August also called Founders’ Day, with a donation of educational materials to the Mbullum Ahmadiyya Muslim Upper Basic and Secondary Schools in the Lower Nuimi District.