#National News

U.S. gov’t donates sanitation supplies to KMC

Aug 19, 2020, 12:57 PM

Banjul, The Gambia – The United States remains committed to supporting countries including The Gambia in their fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Ambassador Paschall handed over 765,000 dalasis worth of sanitation supplies to the Kanifing Municipal Council to support their efforts to combat the virus.

The supplies were purchased using funds donated by the U.S. Department of Defense in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

These important resources will help KMC respond to and prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus. All attendees at the event wore face masks, practiced proper hand hygiene, and followed safe distancing best practices.

Ambassador Paschall thanked the leadership of the Kanifing Municipal Council upon delivery of the items.

He said, “We at the American Embassy are proud to partner with the Council to support your efforts to support your citizens as they battle the Novel Coronavirus. We are reminded at these times that this is a small planet, that we are all brothers and sisters and must all work together to solve problems like these.”

Deputy Mayor Musa Bah expressed his gratitude for the support. The donation to the Kanifing Municipal Council is one of many small-scale programs supporting The Gambia’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The U.S. government continues to lead the global response to COVID-19. The United States had allocated $12.5 Billion U.S. dollars to benefit the international COVID-19 Response. More information about the U.S. support for the international COVID-19 Response is available here: https://www.state.gov/update-the-united-states-continues-to-lead-the-global-response-to-covid-19-4/.

Read Other Articles In National News
UK charters flight to get British people stranded in The Gambia home.
Apr 21, 2020, 12:21 PM

The UK Government has announced a charter flight to get British nationals stranded in The Gambia home safely. 

Nyambai ward
Nyambai Ward councilor donates food aid to 200 households
May 20, 2020, 1:35 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.

Hon. Fafa Sanyang
Gambia 100% dependent on fossil fuel, biomass -Energy Minister
Sep 11, 2020, 12:32 PM

The minister of Energy and Petroleum says that The Gambia is 100 percent dependent on fossil fuel and biomass in meeting its energy demands.

Help 4 Frontline Workers supports front liners with food packs
Sep 3, 2020, 12:10 PM

Help 4 Frontline Workers in partnership with The Gambia Chef Association and The Gambia Red Cross on Tuesday distributed 120 food packs to frontline workers at the Red Cross and Sanatorium in Kanifing.