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Nyambai Ward councilor donates food aid to 200 households

May 20, 2020, 1:31 PM

With support from DIRECT AID charitable organisation, The Councilor of Brikama Nyambai Ward last Wednesday distributed food items to 200 household within the ward, at a ceremony held at Brikama Football Field.

The items, which  include rice, cooking oil, tomato paste, tea bags and sugar is part of the organisation’s annual Ramadan humanitarian gesture to support needy Muslims.

DIRECT AID Tubakuta center manager, Abdulbaki Toffik said the gesture was part of their Ramadan gift and thanked their donors for enabling them to support the needy people during the month of Ramadan.

He prayed for Allah to continue to give the benefactors the strength to support the needy people and commended the government for creating the enabling environment.

He commended DIRECT AID for their philanthropic and humanitarian services to Gambians including awarding of scholarship to needy students, provision of water supply to communities and the provision of medical services at Tubakuta to complement government efforts in the health sector among others.

The Nyambai ward councilor, Pa Ansu Niass underscored the significance of the Ramadan food gift, noting that it is a clear testimony of the charity’s magnanimity and philanthropic gesture to people. According to him, the support has come at a time when the people of his ward needed it most.

He stated that the Islamic religion calls for mercy, love and care, and the protection of fellow human beings. He said it is a Qur’anic quotation that whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in his reward.

He thanked DIRECT AID for complementing government efforts, saying that the food items will enable beneficiaries to have a nourishing Iftar or Suhur meal as well as help the fight against covid-19.

On behalf of the regional health director, Mustapha Sima thanked DIRECT AID for the generosity, saying if people know the benefit and reward from the month of Ramadan, they would have shared every little they haves.

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