Wolverhampton Gambian Community supports Gambia Red Cross

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Wolverhampton Gambian Community in United Kingdom on Tuesday donated seven sets of public addressing system and water buckets worth over eight hundred thousand dalasis to The Gambia Red Cross Society as part of their contribution to the fight against covid-19.

Abdoulie Fye, programme manager of Gambia Red Cross Society said the PA systems will be distributed among their seven regional branches to go into communities and sensitise people about messages related to covid-19 and how to prevent themselves as well as other important information.

He added that the buckets will be put in strategic locations for hand washing which is very important in the fight against covid-19.

Mr. Fye encouraged people to maintain proper hand washing, social distancing and all other preventive measures to ensure we end the covid-19.

Momodou Lamin Touray, a representative of Wolverhampton Gambian Community, in presenting the materials, said they deemed it necessary to join hands with stakeholders in contributing towards combating the covid-19 which he described as really worrying.

Mr. Touray said he hope other communities in the Diaspora will follow suit “because together we can fight and win the battle against covid-19.”

Alasan Senghore, secretary general of Gambia Red Cross Society expressed appreciation to Wolverhampton Gambian Community for their generous gesture, saying that things are different in terms of humanitarian assistance with covid-19 as donors are facing the same problem, thereby prioritising to save the lives of their own people before they could think of supporting others.

He highlighted that hence people cannot gather, it is important that they go around with the PA systems and sensitise them to protect themselves and the country.

In a similar development, youth volunteers in the fight against covid-19 in The Gambia also supported The Gambia Red Cross Society with hand washing drums. 

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb