Apr 24, 2020, 12:31 PM
Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Right Violations, on Thursday donated 250 bags of rice to the needy victims at a presentation ceremony held at its office in Kotu.
General administrator, Abdou Camara said at the presentation ceremony at the Penyem Day Care and Nursery School that the Trustee started in 2004 initially to provide support in sports development which gradually grow up to include education and health.
He said in collaboration with partners, the project has brought much development to Penyem, including the provision of an ambulance at the village clinic, maintenance of the village borehole and a sponsorship package for students.
Mr. Camara said coronavirus is a serious threat to health, saying since its outbreak was announced, the Trustee has been sensitizing the community of Penyem and the environment on its preventive measures.
Kalilu Kolley, alkalo of Penyem said coronavirus pandemic outbreak has affected the living condition of the people. “We must all know that coronavirus is real and we must not take it as joke. We must follow the Ministry of Health’s advice and the WHO’s guidelines to protect and prevent ourselves from the disease.”
Ndey Manneh, one of the beneficiaries, commended the Trustee for the support, saying it’s well appreciated especially during the course of the public emergency due to coronavirus. “Right now we have nothing coming in because we are being asked to stay at home to avoid the spread of the virus. So what we depend on is support from individuals and organisations like yours,” she said.
She said any medical or humanitarian advice that can protect people from contracting coronavirus must be respected and the regular hand washing must be respected too.
A Gambian farmer, Ebrima E.J Jabang is improving on his animal husbandry venture in Kartong, Kombo South, in order to address the unprecedented amount of animals that are imported into the country from neighboring countries, including Senegal, Mali and Mauritania, for the feast of Eldul-adha.
Abdoulie Gaye, who pleaded guilty before Magistrate Sarr of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on the 6th August, 2020, for recklessly killing three young men in a car accident around Senegambia and Kotu area, was convicted and sentenced to a fine of D2000 in default to serve one year imprisonment, D1000 in default to serve one year imprisonment and D8000 in default to serve one year imprisonment for dangerous, reckless and careless driving.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday cautioned that the ambition for Eco regional currency could be in ‘serious jeopardy,’ unless member states complied with agreed processes of reaching the collective goal.
Eastern Lions Community Development Trust based in Faraba Bantang, Kombo East District, Sunday distributed 25 bags of rice, 25 gallon of cooking oil and cash amount of over D 12,000 to vulnerable families within Kombo East.
Former United Democratic Party (UDP) Sami District chairman, Alhagie Banding Ousman Dahaba has donated sanitary materials to the people of Niani Banni in the Central River Region.
Senegalese community in the West Coast Region last Friday donated ten thousand dalasis to the regional covid-19 taskforce committee in support of the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
One of the leading Estate agent in The Gambia, Kombo Real Estate in partnership with Musa Suso Foundation donated cheques amounting to more than one hundred thousand dalasi to various organizations within West Coast Region to fight against the deadly pandemic Corona virus.