Business tycoon, Abubakary Jawara on Tuesday donated D100,000 to the women of Sanyang to support their agricultural production.
The businessman had earlier pledged to give D100,000 to the women as part of his support to the people of Sanyang.
“My company had the thinking to give this to see how the women can be empowered, so the promise of D100,000 made is what I have come to present,” Jawara told the women on Tuesday while handing them the money.
The women thanked the businessman for his support and prayed for his continued prosperity.
“We are women who specialise in gardening and we’re happy. We pray for the VDC because they are our eyes, they stand for us all the time.
“Abubakary Jawara has also stood by us and we will from now on also stand by you,” Fatou Darboe, speaking on behalf of the women, said.
Jawara’s company GACH has in the past two years been the company authorised by the government to mine sand in Sanyang but there have been a lot of talks about its activities in the village. But Jawara is welcomed in Sanyang, if comments by village development committee chairman Lamin Bojang are anything to go by.
“We’re very happy about Abubakar. Abubakary is part of Sanyang. Whatever Sanyang is in for, when we knock on the doors of Abubakary, he is ready to render that service for the community of Sanyang,” Village Development Committee chairman Lamin Bojang said.
The people of Sanyang said for the first time in nearly 100 years since mining started in Sanyang, the people of the village are benefitting from it. Jawara’s D100,000 donation comes quickly on the heels of him donating 1,000 bags of cement to Sanyang for the construction of the village’s car park.