Project and Jagana Youth Development Association, a youth-led association based
in Brikama, in partnership with the West Coast Regional Youth Committee has
distributed nine (9) hand washing drums, some consumable medical items and
detergents to institutions within West Coast Region.
The beneficiary institutions include Brikama District Hospital, office of the West Coast Region Governor, Brikama Magistrate court, Farato hospital, Kaira RM in Kuloro, Home Digital FM and Brikama Community Radio.
The Bottrop Project country coordinator Pa Aruna Jagana said the donation formed part of their 35 years of existence and their commitment to supporting the Brikama District hospital, the Health Ministry and partners in their efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Regional Youth coordinator Fabakary Sanneh said young people have a crucial role to play towards the containment of the pandemic. He said they are also set to go out and talk to people about the seriousness of the pandemic in partnership the Bottrop Project.
“We should not just stop at advocating but take measures to ensure that what we preach is translated into real action,” he said.
Deputy Governor of West Coast Region, Musa B. Susso and the Alkalo of Farato Village Ajie Fatou Sowe both said that the hand washing drums will certainly help in curbing the spread of the virus.
Vice Chairman of Kiara FM Governing Board, Musa Bass and Home Digital FM Manager Omar Fofana both praised the donors for their foresight saying that radio staff and external producers need to be protected as government cannot do everything alone.
The duo thanked the Bottrop Project and partners for the initiative, as they appealed to the public to heed the advice of WHO to ensure that the virus is contained.