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.
The center’s head of programmes, Kebba Jobe appealed to Gambians not to take the coronavirus pandemic lightly, as it has already claimed thousands of lives and continues to affect millions across the world.
He explained that some of their members who received the donations are still suffering from what had happened to them in the past, saying some have difficulties in walking while others have lost their jobs, making this period a hard pill to swallow to them.
Sheriff M. Kijera, Chairman of the center’s board of director said their members are the most vulnerable as they were detained and tortured during the former regime of Yahya Jammeh.
He urged the business community to reach out to the victims so as to help them to fight the Covid-19 Pandemic.
“We need the chief executive officer of the nation to come out and speak to his people. Communication makes everything easy,” he said, adding that people need to be reassured as the head of state of other countries are doing.
Fulbeh Africa, a youth-led association recently met to devise strategies ahead of its 8th anniversary celebration slated for December 25th at the Basse Mini Stadium.
The School of Medicine, Arts and Sciences of the University of The Gambia on Wednesday took delivery of 25 multi-purpose laboratory microscopes through the Gunjur Project Association with funding from the John Moor University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
Kembujeh Ward Councilor, Alieu K Darboe, Thursday received a donation of food items, worth D10, 000 from HPB Industries limited, an Indian manufacturing company specializing in processing, manufacturing and supplying of timber, cashew nuts and pavement of bricks in Kembujeh.