KNDRC Volunteers Clean Old Yundum Market, School
Volunteers of Kombo North District Red Cross on Sunday embarked on a cleansing exercise at Old Yundum market and school.
The cleansing exercise also covered the surroundings of the school where people illegally dump their waste. It could be recalled that the Old Yundum Primary and Upper Basic Schools were closed due to the odor and smoke that emanate from the dump site.
Ebrima Chune the spoke person of the committee said the exercise was necessitated due the closure of the school which lead to their brothers and sisters not been going to school. He said his committee deemed it necessary to clean the place to create a conducive environment for learning and for a better living of the people around that settlement.
“We have challenges in implementing our activities because we are non-profit making organizing geared towards elevating human suffering were ever it might be found, and one the challenges is financial support because even today we didn’t water for people cleaning the environment”.
Alieu Saine, the Chairman of the Village Development Committee said people should dump at designated places meant for dumping because with help of their partners they were able to provide bins for dumping.
Abdoulie Ceesay, the National Assembly Member for Old Yundum Constituency said he is currently working with Brikama Area Council and the Village Development Committee to find a lasting solution to the waste management and come February there will be no more waste he assured.
Old Yundum NAM said he will also play his role as the National Assembly member to support the volunteers of Kombo North District Red Cross whenever the need arise, so that they can implement their activities aim for the development of the community.
Kombo North District Red Cross is under the Gambia Red Cross Society. It was established to render relief humanitarian services to the community through the power of humanity and guided by the 7 principles of the Red Cross movement.
By Sheikh Manneh.