Views Of Disgruntled People Over Government Covid-19 Food Aid
Updated: Jul 28, 2020
Kombo North: Sunday 05 July | Alkali Cham |
Since the government promised to provide food aid to the various citizens as part of mechanism to mitigate difficulty the virus has brought to mankind, still many complained that a single grain of rice has not been received by them.
It could be recalled that some organizations and individuals within the country took up challenge to provide food aid to the communities amid the virus lockdown before the central government promised package.
Gunjur Online News Reporter, went out and about to sound the opinions of people on the government promised food aid package which is yet to be delivered to some communities and this what was established .
Alagie Darboe, resident of Brufut mentioned that he was not happy with the registration for the government food aid, he has described this as inefficient as the registration team skipped many compounds or households’ reasons best known to them. He challenged that every Gambian should benefit from the gesture as all irrespective of background are being adversely affected by the lockdown.
For her part, Aja Joof also a resident of Brufut stated that the registration team jumped her compound simply because she lives in a story building. she added that, the house she lives in is for rent and she blasted the team for what she called selective treatment.
Ousman Jaiteh a teacher by profession also a resident of Sukuta, indicated that his name appeared in sukuta whilst he lives in Sanchaba, he queried that he has been going front and back just to pick his share which is still not possible. according to him so many people in his community are subjected to similar treatment which left no alternative for them than to abandoned the entire government food aid.
Another concerned citizen who spoke under animosity circumstance advised that, the government food aid must not be based on partisan line but each Gambian should receive irrespective of party affiliation.
He concluded by suggesting that after the entire process the team involved in the distribution must be subjected to auditing for transparency purpose as the gesture is powered by tax funds.