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Gam-Leicester Charity Foundation Gives Food Items Worth D10million

By Ousainou J Sawaneh (PrinCE OjeE)

Gam-Leicester Charity Foundation, UK-based Registered Charity Organization is currently embarking on a massive distribution of food items to the needy families in the rural Gambia amounting to over ten million dalasi (D10million).

The distribution that was conducted on Sunday at Kunting, Kaur and Sabach Sukoto is meant to support families amid the fast approaching month of Ramadan and prevailing global Covid-19 pandemic that has caused many families living in rural Gambia.

Speaking to The Daily News in Kaur, National Coordinator, Gam-Leicester Charity Foundation, Momodou Lamin Jaiteh fondly called Reina disclosed that more than six thousand (6000) 25kilograms rice, four thousand (4000) drums of 5litres cooking oil and six hundred (600) bags of sugar has been distributed throughout the country, adding that the gesture is meant to provide food relief to thousands of families across rural Gambia and in the Kombos.

According to him, this is not the first time the Gam-Leicester Charity Foundation has embarked on such missions across the country, noting that the foundation has been supporting families in the country for past twenty (20) years especially during the Holy Month of Ramadan and Tobaski.

“We are currently doing the distribution of this food aid to the poor and vulnerable people of the rural Gambia. In Kaur, we will be distributing 1300 bags of 25kg rice, 600 bags of sugar and 1300 drums of 5 liters cooking oil among forty (40) villages spreading in Lower and Upper Saloum districts of Central River Region (CRR),” Jaiteh disclosed.

He added: “We believe this food aid will help many families who are struggling on their daily survival especially that the Ramadan is just at the corner. Similar distribution of rice, sugar and cooking oil are distributed in Kunting in Niani District and Sabach Sanjal in Sabach Sanjal District in Lower River Region (LRR).”

According to him, the foundation has also cumulatively distributed over 2028 bags of 25kg rice, 34 bags of rice and 2028 drums of 5litres cooking oil among communities surrounding Sabach Sukototo in Sabach Sanjal and Kunting in Niani district among other places in the country, adding that this distribution will boast the food supply of many poor and vulnerable families across the country, thus helping them to save monies for families that could be spend in the education of their children.

Gam-Leicester Charity Foundation, National Coordinator continued to disclosed that the foundation places high premium on the lives and livelihoods of the people of the Gambia, noting that this is why this year’s distribution has been witnessed by the Charitable Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Yunus who flew all the ways from UK.

“This year’s distribution is very unique in the sense that it has been the first time the CEO of Gam-Leicester Ahmed Yunus come all the way from UK to witness the distribution. Mr. Yunus have been very supportive and generous to the people of the Gambia especially the poor and vulnerable people,” Gam-Leicester National Coordinator revealed.

He urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the donated items, adding that the items are to supporting families but not for resale.

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