By Aisha Tamba
The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) recently donated food items and sanitary materials worth three hundred, twenty-eight thousand and seven hundred and fifty dalasis (D328, 750) to the Central River Region (CRR) Covid-19 taskforce.
The gesture includes 100 bags of rice; 100 gallons of cooking oil, hundred 25kg bags of rice and eighty buckets each contains a set of sanitary materials.
The donated food items aim to address feeding challenges of people under quarantine service, while the sanitary materials mean to promote hygiene among the public.
Speaking during the presentation, Sanna Dahaba, executive director of NDMA described the gesture as paramount to helping the CRR officials to combat the world’s new deadly disease.
Dahaba advised the people of the region to put the donated materials into good use so as to benefit the masses if there is any hunger emergency.
Aba Sanyang, governor of CRR expressed gratitude to the government through NDMA for the noble gesture, saying it will go a long way in assisting people who may encounter food insecurity as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It could be recalled that President Barrow has banned public gathering such as weekly markets. This had drastically affected the rural people who depend on these markets to sell their products.
However, Governor Sanyang noted that many rural dwellers are in doubt as to how to sustain their families in the future because these weekly markets are now closed.
He was quick to add that this gesture would help to address the food challenges of potential Covid-19 victims.
Finally, he expressed optimism that the gesture will lessen the challenges that potential victims of the coronavirus could face in the future.