United Democratic Party’s leader Ousainou Darboe has urged government to trim the cost of fuel in the wake of the ensuing state of emergency.
According to the Yellows’ top dog, the price of fuel going down in the torrid times confronting the nation will to an extent help ease matters.
“Since the price of fuel in the world has reduced, I’m urging the government to also consider fuel price at the petrol stations and reduced it. the costs of fuel determines to a great extent the costs of other commodities,” he said about an hour ago.
Shifting his focus on the coronavirus and suggesting how to tackle hunger at this time, Darboe urged for the need for setting up a food bank from well-to-do Gambians to the municipalities for onward distributions to the poor and vulnerable.
“I plead on all Gambians to come out and help each other. Their is a state of emergency. In some countries, people are not allowed to wander outside. However, that’s not the case here because here majority people live from hand to mouth. So we need to help out the poor and form food banks to be given to the municipalities who know who where the poor are situated within their jurisdiction,” he said.