The Gambia's consul general in Angola, Haggi Jawara, Monday donated the sum of D70 ,000 to the Jammeh Foundation for Peace (JFP). The vice president and minister of Women's Affairs, Aja Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy, who is also a board member of JFP, received the donation from Ceesay Touray Jawara, Haggi Jawara's wife, at a brief presentation ceremony held in State House.
In a similar move, one Muhammed Nawreh Tawradou, a Gambian based in Spain, also donated the sum of D2, 000 and a wheelchair to JFP.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Tawradou thanked God for making the day possible, and went on to hail the leadership of the country for their proactive stance towards the development of the country.
He told the gathering that though he lives abroad, he was able to watch the last Gala Dinner organised by JFP on TV. He said that prompted him to donate to the worthy cause, adding that the gesture goes to show how much he appreciates the initiatives of JFP.
Similarly, one Nyara Jarjou, another Gambian based in Spain, also presented D1, 000 on behalf of the Gambia Women's Society in Spain. This was followed by a donation from one Kemo Gassama who presented cartons of cups on behalf of his father, Kengba Gassama, who is a strong APRC supporter.
Reacting to the donations, Ardy Sarge, the chairman of the Fundraising Committee of JFP, hailed the donors for their foresight and benevolence. He explained that JFP embarks on meaningful development initiatives thanks to the generous support of the first family and philanthropists. He further stated that JFP is initiated to help Gambians in the area of health care and youth empowerment.
Receiving the donations, VP Njie-Saidy thanked all those who supported the Foundation, for their generosity and benevolence. She particularly thanked Haggi Jawara, describing him as someone that continues to support the ideals of President Jammeh.
The vice president explained that President Jammeh initiated JFP to help Gambians and non-Gambians alike in key areas, stressing that the Foundation has done extremely well over the years. She described President Jammeh as a dynamic leader who is committed to the development of the country.
She added: "JFP should be supported as the proceeds are ploughed back to help needy people. I want to use this opportunity to thank and pray for the First Family for long life and happiness and all their support towards JFP."