Young People Without Borders (YPWB), a community based organization in Siffoe village in collaboration with its partners in Denmark has donated a cash amount of D101, 175 to the new VillageDevelopment Committee (VDC) of Siffoe earmarked for the payment of a water distribution pump that the community took as a loan from Swe-Gam Company.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony on Wednesday, the Alkalo of Siffoe, Alhagie Ba-Jerreh Demba commended members of the YPWB for settling the loan for the village. According to him, the gesture illustrates their selfless dedication to the development of their community.
He said the community’s water problem has led to several implications such as the occurrence of stomachaches and cholera within the village. He thus thanked the Department of Water Resources for their support and intervention.
Alkalo Demba then called on the people of the community to unite and maintain the peaceful coexistence among themselves and work closely with the VDC in the interest of the settlement .
Ebrima Jallow, the chairman of the Siffoe VDC, assured the people of the area of their strong commitment to the development of the community and lauded YPWB for the initiative.
For his part, Kalifa Kanteh, the president of the Young People Without Borders, said clean and safe drinking water is crucial to people’s daily life, describing it as a universal basic human need. He noted that humanity is about sacrificing to satisfy the needs of other people.
“Let us all put aside our differences and look inwards for the development of our community,” he told the gathering. While thanking their partners in Denmark for the quick response, Kanteh equally commended Swe-Gam Company for the trust and confidence they had in the people of the community by giving them the loan.
The secretary of YPWB and the former chairman of Siffoe VDC Karamo Fatty and Kawsu Darboe respectively, both expressed delight on the development.