President Adama Barrow handed over 10 ambulances to communities in the Nuimis, Jokadu, Badibu and Sabach Sanjal to kickstart the Community Ambulance Service, on day two of the Meet the People Tour Tuesday in Njaba Kunda.
Lower Nuimi Constituency received the first two ambulances. Handing over the keys to the Chief of Lower Nuimi, President Barrow called on the host communities to make good use of the ambulance. He said the initiative is in response to the people’s demands for emergency ambulatory services. He added that an additional fleet of ambulances will also be deployed on highways for emergency road situations.
The other constituencies are Upper Nuimi, Jokadu, Lower and Upper Badibu, and Sabach Sanjal.
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs also awarded more than 1.7 million Dalasis low interest loans to twenty six women groups in the Nuimis, Jokadu and Badibus.
Speaking at the event in Njaba Kunda, Alagie Jawara, the National Assembly member for Lower Badibu, thanked President for responding to the needs of the people. Honourable Jawara also commended the President and his administration for providing fertilizer to the farmers on time.
President Barrow said he is elected to serve the people and that the tour is to fulfil that responsibility. The President pledged a better distribution mechanism of fertilizer to avoid unscrupulous business people highjacking the process. He called on citizens to be patriotic to their country.
In Farafenni, President Barrow under the Programme for Accelerated Community Development -PACD under the Office of The President, presented farming implements and promised to provide more tractors and power tillers to farmers around the country.
The President also highlighted his Government’s achievements in education, health, energy and water supply. He said electricity problems will be a thing of the pass by 2023.