By Olimatou Coker
Maersk Gambia last Friday donated Banjul City Council (BCC) with two hundred 25kg bags of rice as their contribution in the fight against Covid-19.
In presenting the food items, Yankuba Jallow, sales rep for Maersk said there is a lot of fear around and in such circumstances, the search for opportunities to acquire livelihood becomes difficult and worrisome.
Mr Jallow stated that it is important to give and reach out to communities in different ways, saying this was why Maersk located in Banjul decided to assist Banjulians through their city council.
He said they hope the support will give the community the comfort they require.
He highlighted that Maersk continues to be in the forefront in making sure the supply chains are sustained and essential goods such as food and medicine reach those in need globally in this difficult time.
Naffie Barry, chairperson Banjul Relief Initiative in receiving the rice described Covid-19 as a global menace that everybody is at risk of contracting.
“We are grateful that Covid-19 has not been too deadly in The Gambia,” she highlighted, adding that the virus has kept people away from work and hence the need for assistance.
Mrs Barry expressed gratitude to Maersk for the support and assured them that the rice will meet the need of the people and distributed as expected.
She noted that in addition to government’s Covid-19 food aid, they have an initiative which seeks to support and complement government’s efforts for Banjul inhabitants.
According to her, they will follow up on government’s Covid-19 food aid and give every other person that has not received.