The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Wednesday donated 50 tons of dates to The Gambia as part of the humanitarian gesture in the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan reports the Daily Observer.
Donated by the Government of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, the dates was received by the minister of Women Affairs and overseer of the Office of the Vice President, Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang at State House.
At yesterday’s ceremony, Women’s Affairs Minister Jallow-Tambajang made an onward distribution of the dates to various offices, including regions, municipality, security workers and the Islamic Council among others.
The Mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council said he was grateful that President Barrow has entrusted the dates to them to share with their people. Mayor Colley thanked the government and assured them that the dates would be given to the right people who need it most.
Dates are mostly used by Muslims around the world to break their fast, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, given the nutritional and religious values associated with it.