By Cherno Omar Bobb
TechWorld Oil Company, a Gambian-owned company engaged in oil and gas business last Saturday donated 1000 bags of 50kg rice to various communities where their petrol stations are located.
Among the beneficiary communities were various kabilos in Gunjur who received 550 bags of rice while nine other communities received each 50 bags of rice, with the handing over ceremonies done at their various petrol stations.
The company, which currently employs over 300 Gambians and non-Gambians, has been operating in the country for over a decade with over fifteen operational service stations across the country.
Receiving the donations on behalf of his community, the Gunjur Masjid Imam, Yankuba Darboe, expressed appreciation with the gesture he said came at a time when people needed it most. He added that the gesture was not the first as the company had been supportive to the community over the years.
The Sinchu Alagie Village Development Committee (VDC) Chairman, Pa Masaw Jobe, expressed their appreciation for the generosity which he said is quite timely.
The chairman of the Old Yundum Village Development Committee (VDC), Alieu Saine, said: “this is a gesture we highly welcome and very much appreciate”.
Receiving on behalf of his community, the alkalo of Sanyang village, Ousman Saidy, thanked the company for the generosity, which he said was the second in a row since the establishment of the company in their community. He said TechWorld had also supported vulnerable families in the community with cash during Ramadan.