By Isatou Kanyi
Munyagen Development Foundation, a local charity over the weekend donated over D300,000 worth of food and non-food items to Munyagen Village in Jokadu in the North Bank Region.
The items, which includes- 166 bags of rice, 40 bags of sugar and sanitizers, are designed to enhance and strengthen the community’s quest to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
At the distribution ceremony, Ebrima K. Dampha, governor of the region, expressed delight to be associated with the move championed by natives of Munyagen both in-country and in the Diaspora, adding that the amount spent on the items could have been used on other needs.
The move, he said, demonstrates their love and resolve to assist their community in these trying moments.
“I want to applaud the people of Munyagen, Kerr Omar Saine and Kerr Jarga Jobe for the support they are rendering to their communities. I thus urge people of the other communities to follow these communities in terms community development. The people of Munyagen coming up with D300,000 worth of rice, sugar and sanitizers is outstanding.”
Governor Dampha indicated that now is the time these communities need assistance from philanthropists and even natives both in country and in the Diaspora.
He equally reminded residents of the village to adhere to WHO safety precautions, so as to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
He also called on people to stop denying the fact that the virus is real, affirming that the virus is real.
“The reason that causes both Muslims and Christians to close their worshipping ground, is not a joking matter.
Ahmadou Jaw, imam of Munyagen, while thanking the youth for the kind gesture, also prayed that God continue to guide and shower His infinite blessing on donors to continue the cause to serve humanity.
Alhagie Joof, the chairman of Munyagen Development Committee (VDC) hailed the donors for their foresight, recalling that the Foundation also spent over D600,000 last year to renovate the village mosque.
Joof recalled that in January 2019 they also contributed over D800,000 to make sure that the community have access to portal and clean drinking water supply.
“When we heard about the coronavirus, the youth at the Diaspora came together and provided over D300, 000 worth of 166 bags of rice, 40 bags of sugar and sanitizers.”
Alhagie Sakou Gaye, Chief of Jokadu also expressed similar sentiments, further praying to God to guide and bless the youths of the village.