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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Turo Darboe’s VDF on road rehabilitation in Fajikunda

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The chief executive officer of KMC, Mustapha Njie, hailed VDF founder Modou Turo Darboe for complementing government’s efforts by in providing resources to rehabilitating “no go roads” in the area. 

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He expressed the gratitude of his council to Mr Darboe for his general philanthropism and rehabilitating communal roads within the municipality.  According to Mr Njie, it is the mandate of his council to embark on such community development initiatives to ensure a free living environment, and therefore they owe a great debt of gratitude to Mr Darboe and his foundation most of the road for helping to rehabilitate roads not only in Fajikunda but other communities like Tabokoto and Wellingara.

“We need to support and encourage the chief executive officer of Vision Development Foundation, Mr Modou Turo Darboe for spending a lot of money on development initiatives in communities. This is our country and we should not wait for outsiders to come and develop this country for us,” Mr Njie said.  

House majority leader and representative for the area, Fabakary Tombong Jatta, described the weekend exercise as timely. “Road rehabilitation,” he said, “should be everybody’s concern, as the government alone cannot do it all. The participation of every Gambian in national development is key.”

He then commended Mr Darboe for his effort in providing gravels, trucks and fuel for the works. “Modou Turo Darboe is not the richest man in the country, but his effort indicate his love of country, party, the leadership and the community he lives in. His philanthropist gestures are known all over the country. He gives out ambulances, money to women to start businesses, among others.”

Mr Jatta challenged Gambian business tycoons to emulate Mr Darboe’s philanthropy by helping their communities.

The councillor for Fajikunda ward, Mbemba Gassama, also joined other speakers in commending Mr Darboe for his efforts in complementing government and urged other abled Gambians to emulate him.

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