18 December 2012

Gambia: Cabinet Ministers, Others Give to JFP

In their quest to augment the humanitarian crusade of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace (JFP), Cabinet ministers Monday donated the sum of D30, 500 to the Foundation at a ceremony presided over by the vice president and minister of Women's Affairs, Aja Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy. The gesture came hard on the heels of the recent gala dinner that attracted a number of institutions and development-oriented individuals.

Presenting the amount, Solomon Owens, the minister of Agriculture on behalf of the ministers said the gesture is part of their efforts to augment the work of the Foundation. He explained that the sum is a contribution by all Cabinet ministers. He also urged people to emulate the worthwhile venture.

Fatima Trading

In a similar move, Fatima Trading, under the watchful eyes of Fatou Senghore, also made a symbolic donation of D10, 000 to JFP. Presenting the money, Fatou Senghore expressed delight to be part of the initiative, and thanked the leadership of the country for creating an enabling environment for business to thrive. She said to support a worthwhile venture such as JFP is crucial in the sense that the Foundation is proactive in the development of the country. She cited their intervention areas such as health and education among a host of other areas.

Malamin Manga of the JFP thanked the Cabinet ministers and Fatou Senghore for their move. He acknowledged that the monies will go a long way in their quest to make the Foundation more meaningful so as to make the country a better place to live.

For her part, VP Njie-Saidy thanked the donors on behalf of the Gambian leader who is the founder and chief patron of the Foundation, First Lady Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh, and the entire board and beneficiaries of the JFP, for the gesture. She described the gesture as laudable, adding that the move demonstrates their vision for the development of the country.

The vice president also thanked all the corporate sponsors and individuals who turned out during the recent JFP Gala dinner and commended them for the move. She finally urged partners to support the Foundation.

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