GOVERNMENT GIVES UPDATE ON FOOD AID DISTRIBUTION

Soon after President Adama Barrow’s national address on his Government’s Covid-19 Emergency Food Aid amounting to over D700M at McCarthy Square last Sunday, 26 April, 2020,

 

The distribution of Government’s Covid-19 Emergency Food Aid has begun across the entire nation as hundreds of truck-loads leave McCarthy Square daily, announced the Gambia Government’s Spokesperson.

 

As of Tuesday Ebrima G Sankareh said some over 193 thousand bags of rice and more than 197 thousand bags of sugar have reached their distribution centres nationwide.

 

Of the 148,000 of 10-Litre drums of cooking oil, some 125,618 drums have also left McCarthy Square for the various distribution centres across The Gambia, he said in a statement.

 

Mr Sankareh announced that the distribution from McCarthy Square to the provinces is expected to end before Friday.

 

It could be recalled about one week ago, President Adama Barrow launched government’s covid-19 food support worth over 700 million dalasi to suppress the impact of the coronavirus global pandemic on needy households across the country more details in this video

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