27 prisoners get D3000 medical aid


By Omar Bah

The CEO of Insight Training Center and Taranga FM, Dr Ismaila Ceesay, through a prison trust fund project funded by the British High Commission in The Gambia, yesterday donated D3000 to about 27 Mile 2 inmates.

The event, which marked the launching of the project, was graced by the 27 inmates’ relatives, prisons officers and the director general Ansumana Manneh.


Two months ago, the Insight Training Center in partnership with YEP The Gambia, trained some inmates on face mask production. The donation of the cash was a promise made during the training. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Ismaila Ceesay said the British High Commission in The Gambia felt that the support is a necessity to help the prisoners.

“The main objective of the project is to sponsor some of the inmates that do not have relatives with strong financial backgrounds to foot their medical bills and other necessities,” he said.

DG Manneh commended Dr Ceesay for leading such a laudable initiative.

He said Insight Training has been doing a lot of good things for the prisons over the past years.

The prison DG also took the opportunity to advise the prisoners to reform themselves and avoid going back to prison.

 One of the inmates, who benefitted from the donation, Omar Saidy, expressed gratitude to Dr Ceesay, arguing that the money will help the inmates.

He assured Dr Ceesay that the money will be spent wisely.

“But as I conclude, I would like to plead on behalf of all my fellow prisoners for us to be given a second chance. I have no doubt that if some of us are given a second chance, we will reform for the better,” he said.