Saturday, October 24, 2020

GAMCOTRAP to Distribute 10,000 Face Masks to Gambian Children

Must Read

Government Urged to Be More Transparent With the Extractive Industry

MUHAMMED S. BAH (MS) The extractive industry in The Gambia has been operating for decades, but experts and anti-corruption advocates...

State Lawyer Says Yankuba Touray’s Claim of ‘Constitutional Immunity’ Invalid

By Yankuba Jallow / Nelson Manneh Lawyer Kimbeng T. Tah who appeared for the Attorney-General, on Wednesday 21st October 2020 said...

State House Driver in Land Case at Brikama Magistrate Court

By Louise Jobe The case involving Momodou Cham, a driver at the State House, was mentioned at the Brikama Magistrate...

By Ndey Sowe

The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) has launched a project aimed at distributing 10, 000 face masks to children across the Gambia in support of the Government effort to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

The launching is part of a project titled: “Reducing all forms of exploitation and psychological, physical and sexual violence against Boys and Girls in Senegal and The Gambia”.

The event took place on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 at the office of the Mayor of Kanifing Municipality, funded by Sida CSO and Save The Children and it will be implemented by GAMCOTRAP.

Princess A. MunaHot, the Executive Director of GAMCOTRAP said the face masks will be distributed nationwide for all children across the seven regions in the country.

- Advertisement -

She added that the project will target community leaders, teachers, religious leaders, child protection community committees, community members and students for the distribution of the face masks.

“Children all over the world have been adversely affected by this pandemic in all sectors of their lives and The Gambia is no exception”, she said.

She detailed that even though the harmful effects of the pandemic would not be felt equally, it is expected to be more damaging for children in poorest communities and those in already disadvantaged situation.

Representing the minster of Women, Children and Social Welfare Bintu Fatty who is the Director Department of Children Affairs described the initiative as a great one, adding it will protect the rights of children and promote their wellbeing in their quest to fight the pandemic.

She remarked: “ This initiative targeting to safe children from the impact of Coronavirus is not only an agenda for action but a smart investment”, she went on to say that without urgent action, the pandemic will become a crisis, causing disruption to society, with heavy impact on children’s safety, well-being, and on their overall future.

Musa Bah, Deputy Mayor KMC while commenting GAMCOTRAP for their effort in catering for all children in the Gambia, said the pandemic has hit all over and has left no stone unturned.

He said children are ‘our seeds that we need to nurture to become future elders of tomorrow’, adding this will support their initiative towards the Mayor’s launching of 50,000 face masks for the community of KMC, as it will go a long way in complementing their efforts.

Naiah Ayeni, Youth Ambassador GAMCOTRAP demonstrated how to use a mask and how to handle it after usage.

Ousman Touray, a GAMCOTRAP Board Member also spoke.

Latest News

Government Urged to Be More Transparent With the Extractive Industry

MUHAMMED S. BAH (MS) The extractive industry in The Gambia has been operating for decades, but experts and anti-corruption advocates...
- Advertisement -

State Lawyer Says Yankuba Touray’s Claim of ‘Constitutional Immunity’ Invalid

By Yankuba Jallow / Nelson Manneh Lawyer Kimbeng T. Tah who appeared for the Attorney-General, on Wednesday 21st October 2020 said Yankuba Touray’s claimed ‘constitutional immunity’...

State House Driver in Land Case at Brikama Magistrate Court

By Louise Jobe The case involving Momodou Cham, a driver at the State House, was mentioned at the Brikama Magistrate Court on Thursday 22nd October...

How Do We Redress Loss Of Life?

20 Million people in the city of Lagos in Nigeria could not exercise their freedom of movement yesterday because of a lock down. This...

What Will The By Elections In Ker Jarga Ward And Niamina West Reveal?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The National Assembly seat in Niamina West was occupied by the GDC. The Council Seat for Ker Jarga Ward was also...
- Advertisement -

People Also Read This