Jun 8, 2020, 12:03 PM
Maerskline Gambia last Friday donated 200 bags of 25kg rice to Banjul City Council (BCC) in its fight against coronavirus disease.
The annual donation included 36 bags of sugar, 10 bags of milk powder, 97 cartons of dates and 290 packets of tea bags amounting to 300,000.
The gesture was made to aid inmates during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Alhagie Dandeh Njie, president of the foundation said Ramadan calls for attention on giving to the needy and the unfortunate as in the case of the inmates.
He also highlighted that as it is one of the pillars of Islam we cannot do without.
He made appreciation to all ranks of the prison officers as they have made sure civilization prevails in the country.
Chairman of the Welfare Committee, Mam Sait Njie explained that the prison service and the foundation are partners in success in the country.
He added that their relationship with prisons is strong and prays that Allah guide and make it stronger.
Director general, Gambia Prison Services, Ansumanna Manneh, highlighted that the relationship between the foundation and the prison has been a strong one; lasting over a decade.
He pointed out that the donation came at the right time and will not only aid in the Ramadan period, but will also held in terms of balanced diet which is very necessary in combating covid-19 pandemic.
He expressed appreciation to the donors as they are always the one who initiate the giving process.
As part of their efforts to contribute to the control of and spread of coronavirus pandemic in The Gambia, Radville Farms with support from Waltrose, recently donated sanitary materials and food aid to various communities that are directly benefiting from Radville Farm.
Women, Children and Social Welfare minister Fatou Kinteh says the government of The Gambia has developed a comprehensive national child protection strategy with plan of action that seeks to address the protection of children’s matters in the country.
The top officials at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, (MoBSE) on Thursday visited MRC-Holland Foundation ongoing Covid-19 renovation and construction of classroom blocks project sites in regions One and Two.
Village Development Committee VDC in the Kombo South settlement of Sifoe Wednesday yesterday met with various security units stationed at the community’s Police Station in a bid to discuss ways to ensure tight security at the border crossing point of ‘Allahil Bolong’ in the Senegalese province of Cassamance.
The Gambia launched the first Africa Biennial Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) through a virtual meeting attended by High-level Officials from the African Union Commission, EU Ambassador in AUC, UN Representative of the Secretary General on Disaster Risk Reduction, Development partners and other civil society organisations in the continent.