12 February 2013

Gambia: Tobacco Road Community Development Society Inaugurated

Tobacco Road Community Development Society, a charity organisation based in Banjul, on Saturday inaugurated the Society and opened their new office situated at Tobacco Road in Banjul. The launching took place at Cham Njie Street in Banjul.

In her keynote address, Fanta Bai Secka, the director of the Department of Social Welfare, expressed delight and thanked the organisation for the service they have been rendering to the entire community in Banjul. She said the people of Tobacco Road are very fortunate to have diligent and able women around them, who always stand firm for development of the community.

"The inhabitants of Tobacco Road" she went on, "are tolerant in every way".

Madam Secka further said that there is need to recognise and praise the Society, saying it is not easy to have an organisation that shows care and concern to the needy. According to her, they are not only helping their community but the whole country.

For his part, Alhagie Mbye Chow, the interim community chairman of the Banjul City Council told the gathering that he was not surprised by the news that the community of Tobacco Road has initiated a charitable organisation.

Mbye urged the inhabitants of the community to remain faithful and continue to help the needy.

Yahya Njie, chairperson of the community, giving revealed that in May of last year a disastrous fire incident destroyed a compound in the area, and as a mark of solidarity with the victims they organised a sponsored walk to raise funds for the victims.

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