Aug 17, 2020, 11:31 AM
Beakanyang, a youth-led civil society organisation recently joined the rest of the world to commemorate International Youths Day (IYD) with a virtual youth conference.
Presiding over the ceremony, National Assembly Member for Brikama North, Alhagie S. Darbo described the gesture as worthy and laudable, saying supporting people during the difficult moment of Covid-19 is indeed.
He said the donation which is part of food relief package for Covid-19 is essential, noting that everyone should have the wish to support their communities.
Speaking on the pandemic, NAM Darboe said it is a global issue as it has been claiming lives on a daily basis, calling on the people of his constituency to always follow the preventative measures against the pandemic.
He also donated of D2000 to the Association through the VDC on behalf of the Brikama North Management Committee to support the initiative.
Governor of West Coast Region, Alhagie Lamin Sanneh told the gathering that the initiative is not only for Kabafita but for the entire Region and by extension, the nation at large. He further cautioned the community to work in close contact with both KUDA and the VDC to enable them to bring more of such gestures, emphasizing that without unity; no sustainable development can be achieved.
Alieu K Darboe, Ward Councilor of Kembujeh lauded the donors for their foresight, commitment and dedication towards supporting their people. He called on the VDC, KUDA, and the people of Kabafita to work in partnership and to continue nurturing the already existing cordial relationship among them.
Faye Kujabbi, chairman of KUDA Kabafita Chapter commended KUDA for their great humanitarian support, highlighting that it will be put for the purpose without any delay.
Alhagie Tombong Jawara, Alkalo of Kabafita also describe the event as historic, saying such has never taken place in the community.
Speaking on behalf of the VDC, Fabakary Doebal Taal called on the beneficiaries to continue praying for the youth in order for them to continue providing such assistance to the people.
In their drive to help in the containment of deadly corona virus pandemic and in giving back to their community, Bijilo Community in the Diaspora last Monday presented dozens of face masks and buckets to Bijilo Lower Basic and Nursery schools.
Ousman Mankara, a senior Community Development Officer at the Department of Community Development (DCD) Research, Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation Unit has called on beneficiary communities of the ‘Nafa Quick’ cash transfer to utilize the money on household activities so as to reduce the challenges they currently face.