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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Bundung inferno victims given D25, 000

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By Madi S. Njie

In response to the 1 April 2018 fire outbreak at Ganis Kunda in Bundung, which ravaged their household belongings, the Boro Kanda Kasse Community Development Association (BKKCDA) on 4 April came to the rescue of the affected family by donating them D25, 000.

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Sunday fire outbreak destroyed food items, cloths, furniture, a cash amount of D90, 000, among other household belongings of the affected families, leaving them in a state of disarray.
In line with their objectives to help members and people in dire need, BKKCDA stepped in as a result to help the family recover from their horrible experience which went away with all their belongings.
Presenting the cash, Mr Hamidou Juwara the President of Association sympthatised with the victims and called on them to take it in good faith, adding that they are pleased to help the victims as it is part of their mandate to help out people in need.

In receiving the donated cash, Madam Oumu Cham speaking on behalf of the family thanked Allah that no life was lost, and expressed gratitude to the BKKCDA for the gesture.
She said this was not the first time BKKCDA has been coming to the aid of people in need. She added that they supported victims during the last raining season’s flood in Bundung borehole communities in KMC and in the Boro Kanda Kasse Village in Upper River Region.
She further appealed to Government, individuals and philanthropists to come to their aid, because the inferno left them in a critical situation.

Omar Ganis, head of the family described the incident as painful. “We have a family of 13 and everything we own was consumed during the incident,” he said.
He thanked BKKCDA for the help, and prayed for the association’s longevity.
Boro Kand Kasse Community Devlopment Association (BKKCDA) was established in August 2017, to unify and voluntarily mobilize all descendants, residents, and well-wishers of Boro Kanda Kasse, The Gambia, West Africa for the ultimate purpose of its development.

The main objectives of Boro Kanda Kasse Community Development Association include, but not limited to, foster and promote understanding and co-operation among its members and the government and other associations, groups or societies for the purpose of contributing effectively to the promotion of charity, education, recreation, and/or any other cultural and/or social activities for the advancement of the township of Boro Kanda Kasse.

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