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.
During the donation ceremony, Professor Hussein expressed happiness for the swift response received from GAF allowing him to fulfil this important task.
This, he said, is part of his obligation to contribute his quota to helping the vulnerable people especially widows of fallen members of the GAF. He further dilated on the need to use technology as well in solving security issues of the armed forces given the porous nature of the Gambian borders.
The philanthropist also promised some slots of scholarship for members of GAF under the Southampton Online University package in order to further enhance their capacity.
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Brig. Gen. Mamat O. Cham expressed delight in receiving the token of gifts from the philanthropist.
He described the donation to the widows as a touching one as it is the first of its kind since the world has been gripped with the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic. He highlighted the need to leverage technology for the fact that manpower alone cannot cover all GAF operations.
On the offer of scholarship to GAF personnel for the online university package, the general officer welcomed the initiative and assured the collaboration of GAF in that endeavour. He concluded by encouraging the philanthropist, while assuring him of the highest consideration of the armed forces at all times.
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