Jul 30, 2021, 12:53 PM
The donated materials included: 100 corrugated iron sheets, 100 bags of rice, 100 mattresses, 100 5-litre oil drums, 100 bags of sugar and beans. This is in response to the 7th July 2021 windstorm disaster that shook the country, and reportedly claimed the lives of 11 people.
On receiving the materials during the handing over ceremony at her office, Dr. Isatou Touray thanked the donors for their benevolence and for “answering to the call of H.E. Adama Barrow”.
She recognised the move made by the group as humanitarian.
Mr. James Owusu-Ansah, Associate Director of Church Communications Department, West Africa Area, said they hope this will go a long way towards helping the victims and their families.
Executive director of the National Disaster Agency (NDMA) Sanna Dahaba, also thanked the religious body for making such a humanitarian contribution to the lives of the ordinary citizens.
The ceremony was chaired by the Deputy Permanent Secretary technical, Office of the Vice President, Saikou J.K. Trawally.
By Sarjo M. Camara, Information Officer, Officer of The Vice President
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