Gambia, a Gambian-UK youth charitable organisation supporting the less
privileged on Friday 24 November 2017 donated 2 bags of rice, a bag of onion, a
20 liter gallon of cooking oil and used clothing to Tanka Tanka Psychiatric
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mustapha Mansary, CEO of Farm4Life Gambia, said they have been supporting education, security but have recently shifted their attention to health.
He observed that some of the patients at Tanka Tanka are youth and could be cured and return to society and make positive contributions, hence it was important they are supported.
He assured the hospital of his organization’s continuous support, and thanked their UK partners and everyone for their support.
Hon. Fatoumatta Jawara, National Assembly Member for Tallinding Constituency, commended the health workers at the hospital for the hard work despite the risk attached to the work.
She pointed out that the patient should not be neglected by society because anyone could be affected at some point in life.
“We need all hands on deck because government cannot do it all by itself,” she said while thanking Farm4Life Gambia for their generosity.
Foday Jawla, Hospital Matron said Tanka Tanka is the only psychiatric hospital in The Gambia with a capacity of 100 patients and as such the move by Farm4Life Gambia was appreciated.
He noted that they need assistance as government could not do it all and therefore appealed to others to emulate Farm4Life Gambia.
According to him, “there is no health without mental health” and described the patients as vulnerable.
He assured the donors that the materials would be put into good use.
Tallinding Ward Lady Councilor, Sira Faye, urged the organisation to maintain the generosity and their noble work.
Mustapha Touray, Kanifing Municipal Council Mayoral aspirant said there was no condition that was permanent and called on Gambians to start considering the sick and needy.
Yusupha Darboe, Program Manager Farm4Life Gambia, said they do not have to leave everything in the hands of government.