By Lamin Cham
The Sierra Leonean ambassador to The Gambia, Mr Soulayman Daramy has spoken of his country’s profound appreciation for the solidarity and sympathy expressed by Gambians from the highest office to the common man on the natural disaster that befell Freetown on Sunday.
Speaking to The Standard last evening, Daramy said since the news broke out, Gambians have called and expressed deep sympathy for which he was profoundly touched.
”I must in return thank the Gambian authorities and the people for sharing our grief and distress,” the Ambassador said.
Mr Daramy said that his office will hold a meeting with the Sierra Leonean community in The Gambia today with a view to assessing what can be done here in terms of offering assistance. ”We will welcome and be very glad for any help from any quarter both in terms of material and human resources toward the relief efforts to the many people who suffered in this disaster,” the ambassador said.
At least 300 people died in Freetown with many still missing after heavy rains precipitated a deadly mudslide on Sunday.