Solution Bay Spirituality (SBS), an international Islamic organisation last Tuesday presented five giant trash cans worth over eighty-five thousand Dalasis (85,000) to Kanifing Municipal Council at a handing over ceremony held at KMC conference hall.
The donated items were distributed among health facilities within the Kanifing Municipality namely; Serekunda General Hospital, Serekunda Health Centre, Bakau Major Health Centre, Faji Kunda Major Health Center and Banjul Ferry Terminal.
At the handing over ceremony, Yankuba Colley, the Major of KMC commended the organisation for complementing his council’s efforts in ensuring a clean environment.
Mayor Colley maintained that the donation came at a time when they are working on waste management strategic plan to address waste management problems in KMC.
For his part, the founder of Solution Bay Spirituality, Sheikh Baba Jallow said their organisation is aimed at breaking limit between regions, continents, race and ethnic groups so as to promote unity and oneness.
He indicated that facing the horrors that are happening around the world, human cannot remain indifference and for a better world, “we as vicars of God have an obligation to provide solutions to crisis in the world”, he added.
According to him, helping a nation especially country that one belongs to should start at the grassroots level, noting that the initiative will go a long way in complementing government’s effort in development.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Gibril Dando Baldeh of Serekunda General Hospital thanked the donors for the gesture, saying the donated items will go a long way in solving the problems of waste management in the health centers.
Dodou Mbaye, chairman of the organisation, expressed their readiness to participate fully in preserving and protecting the country’s environment by planting trees and sensitizing people about cleanliness and the effects of global warming.
“This is why we are embarking on a project called ‘Zero odor’, which is intended to clean our environment,” he added.
Mbaye thus assured KMC officials that they will continue to support the Council in protecting the country’s environment
The Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Lamin Jawara, hailed the efforts of the SBS for the move and urged them to continue sensitising the people on environmental protection.
by Alhagie Babou Jallow &