Nov 17, 2020, 11:34 AM
After almost 22 years of existence contributing to the country’s economic and education sectors, the Yoruba community in The Gambia on Sunday elected its new executive.
Sankandi in Lower River Region’s Kiang West district and its surrounding villages have benefitted from a Qatari philanthropic food item donation through Alieu Manjang, a Gambian based in Qatar in response to coronavirus pandemic.
The distribution of the donated items, which included 100 bags of 25 kg rice, 35 gallons of 5L cooking oil was supervised by Ansumana Kinteh and implemented by the Sankandi Village Development Committee.
Sixty-eight needy families in Sankandi benefited from the donation, 6 families in Kuli Kunda, 6 in Keneba, 1 in Jiffarong, 3 in Bajana, 1 in Kalagi and 13 in Sintet villages.
Village Alkalo Fabakary Darboe thanked the donors (Qatari Sisters) through Alieu Manjang for their magnanimity and prayed for Allah to shower His blessings on them.
Village Development Committee representative and several people also thanked the benefactors for the gesture, particularly during the difficult period of coronavirus pandemic. Various speakers expressed joy in receiving the donated items which they say will go a long way in supporting them.
Supervisor of the programme, Ansumana Kinteh, thanked the sponsors, describing the gesture as timely as it came just two days before the Muslim feast of Eid-ul- Fitr.
He also joined others in thanking Alieu for spearheading the mobilisation to support vulnerable families and communities through his current and former university classmates in Qatar.
An ex-officer at the Criminal Investigations Department of The Gambia Police Force recently told the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission that those responsible for the killings of 51 West African migrants deserve no forgiveness and should instead face the full brunt of the law.