In observance of this year’s Lailatul Qadr in the Holy month of Ramadan, Gambian activist Tuku Jallow and her Senegambia Governance and Democracy Organization on Wednesday reached out to the inmates at the Mile 2 State Central Prisons with a donation of food items. The organization also gave out a bull and other readily-made food to the prison inmates.
The CEO of the Organization, Tuku Jallow, who migrated to the US as a political refugee since 19years ago said, she and her Organization were very pleased and proud to give out to the prisoners and to celebrate with them the Lailatul Qadr.
She said prisoners deserve to live a dignified life in prison, while condemning the deplorable living condition of prisoners under the former regime. She promised to engage the Barrow government to look at possible areas of partnership to better improve the condition of the prison services. “Being a prisoner does not mean you have to live like a slave,” she remarked.
She thanked all those who supported her Organization to make sure that the gesture reaches out to the prisoners. She also praised Mamos TV through Neneh Bojang and Ndey Jobarteh of The Gambia House Project in Norway for the coverage.
On his part, Modou Lamin Ceesay, Public Relations Officer of The Gambia Prison Services, thanked Tuku Jallow and her Organization for the gesture, while calling on others to emulate the humanitarian gesture.
PRO Ceesay said the gesture will greatly help in improving the nutritional status of the prisoners. The ceremony was attended by senior officers of the Prison Services and executive members of the Organization.