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Kingfisher Trust Takes OK Gambia To Court

Kingfisher Trust Takes OK Gambia To Court

By Yusuf Ceesay

Kingfisher Trust, charitable organisation operating in The Gambia had filed a law suit against OK Gambia, at the Kanifine- Magistrates' Court before Senior Magistrate Abdoulie Mhacke over a sign hoard.

Testifying before the court, One Simon Wezel, told the court that King Fisher Trust was set up in 1994 as a charitable organisation purposely to donate and support skill centres, such as schools, clinics. hospitals, police, etc.

According to him, it is a charitable organisalion that supports The Gambia and gets its funding mainly from the United Kingdom and Holland.

He further adduced that they are not involved in any commercial activities to raise  fund.

He indicated that there was a sign board, in which it was written KINGFISHER OKGambia," and many people followed the direction of the sign hoard which led them to the business centre.

He further adduced that many people were

asking him if Kingfisher Trust had been using sponsorship money for a commercial enterprise.

According to him. their head office in the U.K made several enquiries about whether Kingfisher are using sponsors money for commercial enterprise and that they had also received email enquiries from a representative. of a Rotary club in Holland.

At this juncture. the plaintiff's Counsel applied to tender an email letter as an exhibit which was accepted by the court.

The case as adjourned to 7 December 2009. ....>>>
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 Updated Monday 16 August 2010

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