Karpowership presents foodstuff worth over D679 to needy Gambians

Karpowership presents foodstuff worth over D679 to needy Gambians

By Sulayman Waan

 In a bid to support the vulnerable in the fasting holy month of Ramadan, Karpowership, a Turkish energy company in The Gambia on Saturday presented foodstuff worth $10,000 equivalent to D679, 250 to needy Gambians.

 The foodstuff included 162 bags of rice,106 bags of sugar and 60 boxes of 10kg dates. The gesture was presented to Banjul Fishermen Association, Women Group in Banjul, Madarasa Ghahira and Sancha Madarasa.

In presenting the materials to beneficiaries, Omar A.B Njie, country manager for Karpowership said the gesture is part of the energy company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) annual programme.

“We have been doing such gestures since 2018 through our CSR programme. Every year we will do at least two or three programmes of this nature just to support the vulnerable such as orphanage centres, women and fishermen associations,” he said.

“Every year, we put a budget to our CSR programme whereby we support the needy with foodstuff,” he added.

CM Njie said the company has been helping Gambians in the health sector, education, environment, among others.

“For the past seven years we have spent almost 30 million dalasis on aid to the society. We continue to also provide energy to the Gambian people,” he disclosed.

Alhagie Mama Jallow, officer in charge of Madarasa Ghahira in Kombo Farato commended Karpowership for the gesture. He said the donated food items will go a long way in helping him to feed his students.

Jallow prayed for Allah to bestow his blessing on the energy company so that it attains its sustainable development goals.

“Anyone who have the habit to provide foodstuff to others will easily develop,” he said.

Babou Cham, president of Banjul Fishermen Association also thanked the Karpowership for it humanitarian services. 

“We are so grateful for this gesture. May your earning increase so that you give out more to others,” he prayed.

In February 2018, Karpowership signed a contract with the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) of The Gambia to deploy power of 36 MW.

The company has been operating in The Gambia since 2018 and has been supplying about 60% of Gambia’s total electricity needs.

SW/COB/08/04/24

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