First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow yesterday donated food items to Serekunda General Hospital in Kanifing and center for prison services reported The Point.
Speaking on the occasion, the permanent secretary at the Office of the First Lady, Alimatou Tambadou, said the First Lady’s Foundation, FaBB, deemed it necessary to embark on the donation to help the needy and less privileged people as part of the Ramadan spirit of caring and sharing.
“Ramadan is a month of helping and sharing,” she said, adding that FaBB is a charitable foundation established by the First Lady to help the needy and less privileged to have better living condition.
The donation included 20 bags of rice, 10 bags of sugar, oak meal and rice pudding to each of the two recipient institutions.
At the presentation at Serekunda hospital, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dawda Ceesay, said the ministry appreciates the noble gesture of the First Lady and her foundation.
“The food donation will go a long way in helping patients and escorts in the Ramadan because many of them are from the rural areas,” he said.
“The First Lady has been doing splendidly in helping people in times of need.”