Organization of Catholic Men for Development, OCMD, has handed out D50,000 in foodstuff to families in West Coast region and Kanifing municipality to ease their plights amid Covid-19 lockdown. 

Paul C. Mendy, the group’s vice chairman, said: “this gesture will help to ease suffering being encountered by many families in the country.”

He urged other groups to provide relief support to the communities describing the situation as a “really trying time.”

Mr Mendy said the money was raised by the group, adding “our faith teaches us that we should be each other’s keepers and that is exactly what OCMD is demonstrating today just as we have been doing over the years.”

Father Anthorny Gabisi who also spoke at the ceremony described the gesture as “in accordance with what Christianity teaches” and that “the organization is following exactly the dictates of Jesus Christ.”

He called on members of this organization to continue the good work they are rendering to mankind, noting the gesture should be a tradition to ensure the younger generation takes it over someday 

Simon Suta Mendy, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiary families, expressed gratitude to the donors.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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