Gambian former Minister Mr. Landing Jallow Sonko was finally laid to rest on Wednesday October 21st 2015.
Mr Sonko who was hit by a car over a week ago was airlifted to a hospital in Dakar where he remained in a critical condition until his death earlier on Monday. His body was brought back to The Gambia on Tuesday while funeral arrangements were made. He was finally laid to rest on Wednesday evening.
Mr. Sonko's funeral was attended by hundreds of people from all walks of life including politicians, musicians, government officials, religious leaders, his family, friends and other loved ones.
Notable among those who attended were Mr. M C Cham, Mr. Halifa Sallah of the PDOIS, Ms Elizabeth Rena-form speaker of the National Assembly, Alh Sering Secka- Actor, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe of the UDP, Imam Pa Njie of Pipeline Mosque, Former S G Abdoulie M. Sallah, Mass Axis Gai former minister of Fisheries, current Deputy Speaker of the National assembly Fatou Mbye, Mr. Mustapha Saine of KMC, Pipeline Muslim elders, Banjul Muslim elders and Sika village elders.
It was also attended by a cross section of women and women kafos including sympathizers of the former PPP.
Mr, Sonko worked as a school teacher and taught in a lot of schools before getting into party politics.
He is a true Gambian pride. May his soul rest in peace. Ameen.
LAMIN BAYO OFFERS TO DONATE ONE OF HIS KIDNEYS TO SAVE HIS FRIEND’S LIFE THROUGH AN OPERATION TO BE DONE IN INDIA. PLEASE SUPPORT HIM BY DONATING. NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL
54 year old Omar Mendy from Kerr Serign is suffering from a kidney problem and needs to be operated immediately before it is too late. One of his friends Lamin Bayo is willing to donate one of his kidneys to Omar in order to safe his live.
Omar and Lamin went to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul where a test was conducted, approved and testified that Lamin is qualified to donate his kidney to Omar.
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital (NH) hospital in India accepted to carry out the operation and Indian visas have already been secured for the duo.
Omar’s family is appealing for help to buy plane tickets for Omar, Lamin and their escorts. Please help safe Omar Mendy’s life by donating. No amount is too small.
Editor’s note: Please help save Omar’s life. We at Gambian Talents have been participating in a lot of fund raisers to help medical emergency patients especially those in need of urgent medical treatment abroad since 2006. We don’t remember a single instance when enough money was raised that took care of a single person’s need to travel abroad or carry out a local operation in The Gambia. There were few instances were close to the targeted amounts were raised, but the victims died before help came. And we find this to be very unfortunate. Please Gambia, let’s not fold our hands and watch Omar when we could have saved his life by donating a small token. No amount is too small. If you read Omar’s story and you are touched by it, please donate. If you are not able to donate, just share it on your own timeline or with your other loved ones. You never know who is going to see the post from you sharing it and make a donation.
You can contact any of Omar’s loved ones directly to also send them your contribution
GAMBIA: AWA MENDY DAUGHTER: (+220)769-9225
GAMBIA: ALASAN: (+220)366-3343
UK: LAMIN DEMBA: (+44)745-465-0314
UK: FABAKARY TOURAY: (+44)759-862-6997
Thanks for saving Omar’s life
HE ATE SAABU SODA AND HE IS NOW SUFFERING FROM CORROSIVE ESOPHAGITIS AND NEEDS URGENT OVERSEAS TREATMENT...
This little boy. " Dafa leka saabu soda" which his grandma sells to support the family. Since July of 2013, he’s been suffering from corrosive esophagitis due to caustic soda ingestion which means he can't eat through his mouth. He cannot eat neither solid nor liquid food. He’s been feeding through tubes inserted in his tummy.
According to the medical report from EFSTH, the child's condition can only be managed overseas where cardio thoracic surgery will be performed.
His family is seeking for assistance to send him overseas for treat and to also feed him daily. If you want to help contact his mom directly on Facebook Adama Gaz or call 7168563.
Thanks to Chilel Sarr for bringing this to our attention.