ACIP Donates Grinding Machines Cash to Women and Youth Groups

first_imgBy Kebba Jeffang Association of Community Initiatives Project (ACIP), with its international partner organization, on Saturday, 5th April 2015donated twenty grinding machines and a cash amount of more than one hundred thousand dalasi to women and youth groups in Bundung Mauritani Ward at a presentation ceremony held at the Bundung Red Cross Link.Speaking at the presentation, Mr. Sulayman Dawda Jammeh, the founderof ACIP and also the Ward Councilor for Bundung Mauritani and SixJunction Ward, said it is his organization in partnership with MusicalFriends of the Gambia in Holland which made this gesture possible.He said there are 20 groundnut and fish grinding machines to be givenout to these associations within the community for them to improve andmake their daily food processing work easy. He indicated that eachorganization will receive a pair of the machines.“We target women groups, especially those that are organized in themarket. The pairs can grind groundnut, meat, fish and beans. Eachassociation will have at least two so that if one fails the other canreplace it. We have targeted five women groups within the communityand one in Kiang as well as the youth in the Ward,” said Mr. Jammeh.He also advised that proper care should be taken in maintainingthe machines to be located at a hygienic place.Mr. Jammeh said this is not the first time that his association issupporting the community. He cited the stand pipes they have erected.He thanked their collaborators who, he said, have been assisting themsince 2008 to enable them accomplish some of the developments.Madam Damiana Vanwissen, the leader of Musical Friend of theGambia in Holland, said her relationship with ICIP came through Mr.Jammeh who informed her about the good things in the Gambia.She said two months after their meeting, she visited the country andwas taken by her friend to different places.“When I returned this time, I formed an association to raise funds todo what I am doing here to help those in dire need of aid. I hope inthe next coming years, I will be able to continue doing what I amdoing now,” said Madam Vanwissen.Mr. Modou Conteh, Alkalo of Bundung, for his part, hailed both thecouncilor and his partners for the assistance they are rendering tothe community.He said the gesture is valuable and assured that it will go a long wayin assisting the women and youth.]]>last_img

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