Members of the Farato Bojang Kunda Village Development Committee (VDC), in the Kombo South District of the West Coast Region,over the weekend embarked on a massive cleaning exercise in their community. Speaking to the Daily Observer, Modou Bojang, the Alkalo of the village, expressed delight at the impressive turnout of the villagers and used the opportunity to call on members of the community to foster unity among themselves.
He indicated his resolve to working tirelessly with his VDC to foster unity and oneness and undertaking development initiatives in the village. He also used the opportunity to appeal for support from philanthropists, NGOs, the government and individuals to help them construct good roads in the community, provide clean drinking water, among other social amenities.
Sheikh Tijan Jobe, the chairman of the VDC, commended his people and further described the exercise as one of the best due to the high turnout of volunteers. Jobe described the cleaning exercise as a tradition for them, and that they would continue initiative to ensure that Farato Bojang Kunda becomes a malaria-free place. He spoke at length on the importance of the exercise, saying it will help to reduce the rate of malaria, among other diseases. He took the opportunity to hail President Jammeh for being a development-oriented leader, while describing him as a man who has the interest of his people.
Other speakers during the exercise included Alhagie Bakary Saneh, Paul Mendy, Mariama Gassama and Ebrima Nget.