Plymouth Challenge gives vehicles to NCAC, others
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Plymouth Banjul Challenge, a charitable organization, established nine years ago in the country, last Friday, February 27th 2012, gave out three vehicles to three different government institutions:National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC), the Gambia Police Force and Immigration Department.
Keys to the three vehicles were handed over to representatives of the three beneficiary institutions at a brief ceremony held at the Safari Garden, located in Faraja. The vehicles were meant to ease transport logistic constraints of the three government institutions, in executing their functions.
The Plymouth Banjul Challenge, is composed of spirited
generous men and women driving their vehicles from different European countries
down to The Gambia, who sell these vehicles through an auction usually
conducted at the Independence Stadium. The proceeds are given for charity to
different institutions and organizations operating in the country. Plymouth Banjul Challenge over the years has donated
millions of Dalasis and hundreds of vehicles to various institutions and
organizations across the country. Last Friday’spresentation was an attestation to that fact.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony before handing over the keys to the beneficiaries, George Gomez, Country director of Plymouth Banjul Challenge, gave a brief over view of the organization operating in the world of charity in the country, its interventions, aims and objectives among others.
According to George Gomez, Plymouth Banjul Challenge has its overall objectives to contribute effectively towards achieving sustainable development of The Gambia in all sectors through charitable works as indicated in the activities of the organization over the years since its inception. He seized the opportunity to disclose that Plymouth Banjul Challenge has sponsored a total of seventy projects across The Gambia and these projects mainly cover the tourism sector, security and now the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC).
Mr Gomez spoke extensively about the importance of security and the role of the National Centre for Arts and Culture and the impact of the donated vehicles to them. Modou Ndemballan, Administrative officer of Plymouth Banjul Challenge, who chaired the ceremony, also spoke about the role of the charity towards the development of the country through.
Hasoum Ceesay, director of Copyrights at the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC), delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the beneficiaries. He expressed his profound appreciation to Plymouth Banjul Challenge through George Gomez for donating the vehicle to the NCAC. According to Ceesay, the vehicle will greatly enhance operations of the NCAC and other beneficiaries.