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Published On: Mon, Nov 7th, 2022

The Chinese Embassy Donates Disaster Relief Funds And Supplies Of D570, 000 To KMC

The Chinese Ambassador ,His Excellency, Liu Jin on Monday 7th November donates The Mayor of The Kanifing Municipal Council, Talib Ahmed Bensouda disaster relief funds and supplies of D570, 000 with 40 sewing machines  at the Chinese Embassy.

This came following  the Mayor of KM’S call for the Municipal’s flood victims, which happened 31st June causing a massive flood that had badly affected over 14, 000 households and 100, 000 people in the Municipal’s communities.

Talib Bensouda in expressing his gratitude, stated that the Chinese Embassy did a great  gesture by  supporting the flood victims, skills trade and young people who are into self-help and looking for economic activities that would enhance their livelihood.

Mayor Bensouda further said  that “the Chinese Embassy is the first foreign body to respond to our call for aid and the Chinese Embassy has been always been here to support the Kanifing Municipality. They have always been here to see the relationship between the people of the Gambia and the People’s Republic of China is very strong and with growth”.

 “We appreciate the kind gesture and we are looking for all types of support such as food, blankets, and clothing among others. We wrote to many partners, but the Chinese Embassy is the first diplomatic body to actually respond to our call for aid which we definitely did not expect,”Talib informed while he assured the Embassy that the money and items donated to be spent to the most vulnerable victims of the Municipality’s communities.

In his remarks, the Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency, Liu Jin expressed his delights receiving the Mayor and his team, stating that the Embassy is open to all, noting that The Gambia and China are good friends and reliable partners, with trust and confidence amongst them.

Ambassador Jin stated that “I am happy to donate the cash and sewing machines to the Kanifing Municipality and I believe it would be of good use to the beneficiaries through the Mayor’s efforts. We both agree to exchange the corporation between the local authorities of the two countries, and there would be mutual understanding and promote the mutual friendship between the people of the two countries”.

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