By Amadou M Jadama New Gambia Movement has over the weekend distributed food items to Serrekunda mosque and Missionary Charity Sisters in Bakoteh Lay out in the Kanifing Municipality. The relief materials distributed at Missionary included 4 bags of rice, 2 bags of sugar, cooking oil, packets of biscuits, among others. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Pierre Gomez National Organizing Secretary for New Gambia Movement, disclosed that the items they bought are from their salaries without the assistance of any organisation. Mr Gomez further pointed out that New Gambia Movement has decided to come together to see how they can engage in something meaningful to the people. According to him, they have other members both in the Gambia and abroad. “Those people assigned us to come and distributed these food items to the needy. This Charitable organization is meant to help the needy people,” he noted. Nahla Tambadou, a member, said: “This is a new Gambia and Gambia has been a secular state and we all have a role to play. We are selecting beneficiaries at random. “New Gambia Movement is a new body for not only Gambians but a group of interesting people who will participate in civic education and charitable works.” “We are coming to start launching the project now, and we will continue to make another donation to others in the country. “This will be a nationwide programme in a short time, and we are quite impressed and it will also help us support the needy,” she concluded. In receiving the items on behalf of the Imam of the Serrekunda Mosque, Muhammed Sey, deputy Imam, expressed gratitude to the donors. “This is the oldest mosque in this area, and normally full to its capacity during the five daily prayers. Many people brought their charity here and lot of people come here to eat,” he said. Deputy Imam Sey also appealed to philanthropists to help complete building toilets and the mortuary. Baboucarr Senghore, mosque committee vice chairman, who spoke on behalf of the Alkalo of Serrekunda, Seedy Jobe, expressed appreciation to the New Gambia Movement. He promised that the food items will be distributed to the needy.]]>
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