DAILY BRIEFING JUNE 15TH 2016

Wednesday the 15th of June 2016. This is Daily Briefing over the Gambia Inquirer with me Alhagie Fatty. Standard Chartered Raising fun to prevent avoidable Blindness A us philanthropist has affirmed that supporting people at the grassroots to acquire basic social facilities indeed essential. The Gambia U – 20 after eliminating there Coach Mark wotte has tipped The Gambia to qualify to African Youth Championship in Zambia next year. That’s the headlines, now to the Details.

Standard Chartered Raising fun to prevent avoidable Blindness. The event with the theme, “Seeing is believing” involved over 70 members of the staff of the Bank, including the Chief Executive Officer, Albert Saltson; senior management team; as well as volunteers. The funds are generated through donations and sales of food & beverage during the carnival. Organisers say the initiative is a global collaboration between Standard Chartered and International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), a leading international eye-care organisation. The Chief Executive Officer of the Bank’s Gambia office, Albert Saltson, said since 2003 they have reached out to over 1500 people in The Gambia with essential eye care through their ‘Seeing is believing’ fundraising campaign.

A U.S philanthropist has affirmed that supporting people at the grassroots to acquire basic social amenities indeed essential. Nancy Arnwin made this remark over the weekend during the inauguration of a well, constructed at a tune of D100, 000 at Manduar Wollof in the Kombo Central District of the West Coast Region. She described water as very important factor in human life and that all concerted efforts must be put together to support grassroots people in order for them to access clean and safe drinking water without any hesitation. “I will always play my little part towards supporting the people of the area, because it is vital to share your little wealth with others who are not in the same position with you,’’ she stated. Ebrima Agibou Jallow, the brain behind the project, lauded the donors Jodie Behfar and Nancy Arnwin for their foresight. Jallow went on to thank the donors for complementing Government’s efforts in promoting the health of the people through the provision of clean drinking water.

Morocco Coach mark Wotte has tipped The Gambia to qualify for the finals of the African Youth Championship in Zambia following their qualification to the third round of the qualifies on Sunday. The Gambians lost 1-0 on the night for a 1-1 aggregate draw but triumphed 7-6 on a post-match penalty shootout to book a date with Guinea Conakry in the next round. Speaking in an Observer Sports interview after the game, Wotte, who admitted that his goal was scored from an off sight position hailed the commitment of the Gambians. “If this team can beat Morocco, I think they can beat Guinea as well because they played for each other. I think they have every opportunity to qualify,” Wotte said. And with that we end this edition of Daily Briefing over the Gambia Inquirer I have been your host Alhagie Fatty.

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