As the Holy Month of Ramadan enters a crucial stage, Gambian philanthropist Momodou Turo Darboe on Saturday has made great largesses to the Kololi-based Gambia Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations (GCVHRV).

The center received from his foundation 100 bags of rice and 225 bags of sugar that were handed over to the targeted people.

The victims’ centre Chairperson, Sheriff Kijera, lauded the initiative taken by Vision Development Foundation (VDF) for coming to the aid of the victims, adding that the donation comes at a right time.

He further expressed hope that Momodou Turo Darboe’s gesture will be emulated by Gambian business sector, and urged gouvernement to create the enabling environment for indigenous business people to operate.

In a similar vein, Baba Hydara, son of slain journalist Deyda Hydara, said since the inception of the center, donations were mainly made by Western organisations. “This is a significant donation coming from a Gambian national,”  he said.

He commended the benefactor for coming up with such a wonderful gesture that goes straight to the heart of victims.

Isatou Fatty, widow of the late Mahawa Cham, added her voice to the chorus of commendations.
She took the opportunity to highlight the huge difficulties her family is confronted with. “While I have three children, my co-spouse has for her part five kids to take care,” she disclosed.
She urged government to fulfill its moral obligation in addressing the plight of victims.
Last but not least, Momodou Turo Darboe acknowledged the fact that the victims are going through difficult times. He then gave assurance of his support, making it very clear that the donation was just ‘the beginning’…
Written by Abdoulie JOHN