50% Banjul households yet to receive Gov’t food aid as promised
Eid-ul-Fitr has been commented in Banjul without the government food aid reaching many inhabitants of the city, The Standard has been reliably told.
‘Already, the government’s food aid distribution has started in the various wards of the city but The Standard was on Monday informed that only half of the nearly 5000 projected households in the capital have benefited from the state’s emergency support.’
In Standard’s interview with Banjul City Council Spokesperson Momodou Lamin Bah make known that government had given the council 2822 food coupons, 50 of which were double prints. He said the town-hall had, as a to be measure, sought for 5000 coupons.
“As a result, only 50 % of the households in Banjul will benefit because the total number of households [in Banjul] from our data is 4900 but this can go up to 5000,” he added.
When made know to him that the food aid from government has generated a lot of complaints from residents in Banjul , the BCC spokesman explained:“People are complaining and they could not understand why others were given and others left out. This is the reason we launched the Banjul Relief Initiative to fill in the gap to complement the efforts of the government.”
He said the country now needs relevant strives on the humanitarian chaos at hand rather than thoughts that could obstruct the collective efforts to tackle its consequences on the people.