Health Ministry, others conduct sanitation and social welfare sensitization exercise

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with other ministries and security forces Saturday conducted cleansing exercise and social welfare sensitization as a priority to human health at the Department of Social Welfare in Banjul.

Health minister Dr. Isatou Touray said the sanitation exercise is to promote social welfare which, she said is a major factor that needs to be an everyday practice.

She said togetherness and partnership is an important engagement that would foster close working relationship between people and institutions, saying almost all the institutions responsible for health and about fifty soldiers have participated in the exercise.

“It is The Gambia that we all see. I urge all Gambians to engage in protecting and preserving your environment. Public sanitation and hygiene is a priority in human health.”

She appealed to Gambians to stop their negative comments and help the government to create the new Gambia everyone wants, saying government belongs all Gambians. “Let us refrain from discrimination and personal political sentiments,” she said.

Environment minister Lamin N Dibba said environment is the most important thing that everyone should cherish, saying without good environment it would be difficult to have healthy population and economic development. “Conducive environment is important for productivity and Gambians should take this into consideration and make sanitation as everyday thing and work towards achieving the targets of the National Development Plan.”

Banjul Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe also expressed appreciation for the organisation of the exercise and promised to support anyone willing to assist in the sanitation of the country.

She said team Banjul is always ready to join hand with any ministry to foster development in the country. “Cleaning is a national duty and sanitation promotes health through the prevention of human contact with hazards from waste.”

 

Author: Fatou Dem