Apr 23, 2020, 1:30 PM
As the impact of coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the country, leader and secretary general of Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP), Papa Njie, has donated food items to the Gambia National Paralympic Committee (GNPC).
The presentation was held at the former Plaza Cinema at Churchill’s town with each family receiving a bag of rice, a gallon of cooking oil and detergent.
HEPDO executive director, Omar Ceesay said they have been in existence since 1997, operating as an NGO in promoting health and development in The Gambia. He said they deemed it necessary to support unemployed people who are above 50 years during the period of coronavirus pandemic knowing that they are currently faced with difficulties.
He observed that there is a break down in social support system as a result of the pandemic while many people rely on family members for support.
According to him, half of the fund spent to buy the donated materials was from voluntary contribution of their members. He said they aim to continue the generosity beyond the covid-19 pandemic as their motor is helping improve life and living conditions of people.
Pa Yusuf Sowe, HEPDO manager for Malaria said they have previously supported communities and will continue to do their best.
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