Protective Association (GPA) recently donated flat TV set with HD receiver and
satellite dish to the Department of Physical Planning and Housing.
The association also donated cleansing materials such as 17 bottles of perfume, 2 mobile phones with heavy duty battery and 6 white rollers cloths for shroud for corpses to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH Mortuary in Banjul, worth over D41, 000.
Presenting the items to the Physical Planning and Housing, Lamin Kabba, the proprietor of Star GSM mobile phones, who doubles as the president of the association, said they donated the items to the department of Physical Planning and Housing because it is an institution owned by the State.
He called on people to come forward to join their association to help the people of The Gambia and the government as well.
In receiving the items,Musa Badgie, Director of Physical Planning and Housing, expressed his delight over the gesture, saying the gesture came as a surprise to them.
Mr Badgie thanked the Gambia Protective Association for the noble gesture, and assured that the donated items would go a long way in motivating the staff of the department.
Physical Planning boss further added that the working environment is very important in terms of making the staff able to do their job easily.
In presenting the items to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Ebrima Jagne, program Director of the association, explained that Gambia Protective Association is a developmental association, formed to complement government developmental plans.
“We started few months ago and we registered at the Attorney General Chambers in Banjul and we have our own account with board of directors,” he said.
He commended the journalists for the pivotal role they are playing in national development.
Lamin Kabba, the president of GPA, pointed out that the items they donated to the Mortuary were of importance to the hospital to have those materials.
For the mobile phones, he said were meant for the emergency room in case of any emergency.
In receiving the items, Modou Lamin Jammeh, Public Relation Officer for EFSTH, said they need help as government could not do it alone.
He added that the donation given to them by the GPA was crucial and timely, and thanked them for their gesture.
Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, Chief Medical Director of the Hospital echoed similar remarks.