More than one decade of unwavering and undivided loyalty to the APRC government is still reaping dividend for the people of Lower Badibu.
The people of the constituency once again have something to celebrate following the magnanimous donation of 100 bags of cement and a milling machine to two settlements in that part of Badibu.
Through the APRC Desk Officer for North Bank Region, Hon. Alhaji Ablie Suku Singhateh, the President of the Republic, Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, reciprocated the unwavering allegiance and unalloyed support of the people of Mbamor Kunda and Mpallen villages to his administration by handing over a desirable 100 bags of cement and a milling machine to them.
The gift of 100 bags of cement, which went to Mbamor Kunda village, was in response to an urgently felt need for a mosque in the village. Mbamor Kunda has a population of 400 inhabitants. However the settlement is surrounded by other villages which could also benefit, in no small manner, once the mosque is constructed. Residents in most of these villages had to trek to a village 10km away for their Friday congregational prayers.
The milling machine, on the other hand, went to Mpallen village which, like Mbamor Kunda village, made a passionate appeal to the President through the APRC desk officer.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony of the items, the Alkalo of Mbamor Kunda, Ali Bah, was lavish with gratitude that their long-nursed dream of getting an ideal mosque for all occasions had finally taken an encouraging path. He thanked the Gambian leader through Hon. Singhateh for rising to the occasion.
For his part, the APRC Desk Officer cum National Assembly member for Lower Badibu, Hon. Alhaji Ablie Suku Singhateh, was enthusiastically overwhelmed with emotion when he acknowledged this much: “This is a very significant development in that the beneficiary communities are strongholds of the APRC for more than a decade now. So I think if the President can, true to his nature, reciprocate their support, what is then needed is for them to tighten their belts, pull their sleeves up and further help the President to help them. My people have enjoyed a lot and will continue to enjoy more if the trend continues.”