FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

13 February 2013

Gambia: VDF Embarks On Roads, Street Maintenance Within Fagikunda, Latrikunda

Vision Development Foundation (VDF), a philanthropist Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in 2006, with its office at Churchill Town, has for the past years involved in the maintenance of roads and streets within FagiKunda and also assisted by sponsoring needy students and supplying hospitals and schools with equipments, now turns its attention on filling the portholes of main roads and streets within LatrikundaSabiji.

Speaking to Foroyaa on Sunday 10 February, MomodouTuroDarboe, the Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) said he has inherited the philanthropist gesture and initiative from his late father, who was very instrumental in giving out assistance and help to the people within and out of his community. Mr. Darboe said his late father started the initiative as a charitable organisation and he deems it necessary to continue the legacy by transforming the organization into an NGO to continue the role his father has started in the development of his community and country at large. Mr. Darboe said so far the VDF has filled portholes of dozens of streets and main roads within FagiKunda, where both pedestrians and motorists found it very difficult to pass due to stagnant waters that used to invade those areas. Darboe indicated that most of these streets and roads are impassable thus making the inhabitants to find it very difficult to go out during rainy seasons and bar elders from going to perform their daily prayers at mosques. He added that the VDF would continue to strengthen its gesture to other areas within Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC).

The Alkalo of Latrikunda, M.L. Jatta alias Master, commended the CEO of VDF for a job well done and calls on all well to do Gambians to emulate him. Master Jatta said as government cannot do it all, every citizen has an obligation to contribute whatever good gesture in the development of the country. He described the filling of the portholes of the main roads from Latrikunda leading to Sukuta as a very good gesture as it would not only benefit those within KMC, but Sukuta as well. He said the main road is very important to commuters within Latrikunda and Sukuta and would help ease the accessibility to the grave yard and the Primary School within Latrikunda. He decries the unpleasant condition of the road which is the main access to the grave yard during rainy seasons whenever there is a burial.

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