By Muhammed L. Bojang
The Village Development Association of Sutunkonding Village in the diaspora has donated the village with an ambulance to serve the needs of the villagers, especially on emergency health issues.
Speaking to Mamos Media via a telephone interview, Mr. Saloum Sisawo, the ambassador of the Sutukonding VDA in the diaspora said the association, with a membership of over 200, all natives of Sutukonding in the Upper River Region, have come together to contribute towards the development of the village.
“The cost of maintenance of the ambulance, the driver’s salary and cost of fuel will be from the coffers of the diaspora community, with the objective of helping our people to confront the challenges they are facing and we believe this ambulance will help address their health concerns,” he remarks.
Mr. Sisawo said several development plans were in the pipeline and currently they are moulding bricks to build a mosque in the community and they also plan to construct a health centre in the village. He said there were plans to present the ambulance to the village. He said the ambulance cost over 25,000 Euros and that it also contained some medical items and tools.