By Omar Bah
A Gambian based in Sweden and a native of Manka Mankunda village, Neneh Jallow has recently donated 200 bags of fertilizers, 700 mango seedlings and a cash amount of D100, 000 to communities in Jimara.
The donation is meant to boost agricultural production in the community.
The event was graced by President Barrow’s mother Juma Jallow, youths of the region and host of others.
The presentation which was held at President Barrow’s home village also coincided with the official launching of the Jimara Constituency Association for Development which also received the donated materials on behalf of the community.
Speaking at the event, the public relations officer of the association Malick Kanuteh, a native of Hella-Kunda village hailed the adopted father of the association Lamin Jatta for providing three bulls, six bags of rice and for the successful hosting of the event.
He also took time to comment all those contributed their part in making the event a success. He commended the donor Neneh Jallow for what he said is a bold initiative.
Fabakary Sanneh on behalf of the regional governor URR whiles hailing the donor for her unprecedented contribution towards the development of agriculture in the area, said the country cannot develop without the involvement of the youths.
He said the importance attached to the launching of the Jimara association cannot be overemphasized, “the governor is overwhelmed to be associated with such developmental forums led by the young people of this region.”
“The governor also asked me to extend his assurance to the entire people of Jimara that his office will give its full support for the progress of the Association,” he said.
The president of the Association Edrissa Danso said the association was formed in the objective of bringing the residents of Jimara under the umbrella of sustainable development, peace and unity.
He said the association is currently embarking on a five-hectare farming activities aimed at creating cereal banking to provide credit to farmers during the rainy season.
“We are very hopeful that the association will bring more development and unity in the constituency and the whole of URR. But I want to make it very clear that the association is not affiliated with any political party,” he said.
He further called on the people of Jimara especially the young people to dissociate themselves from any form of tribal sentiment.
Meanwhile, the representative of the President Dodou Sanno advised the people of the district to fully utilize the fertilizers and seedling.
Samba Jallow on behalf of the president’s mother called on the association to embrace excellent working relationship between for the development of the region.