Aid The Gambia, an international NGO based in Manjai Kunda and Banjul Kairo
Lions Club have given out medical items worth D250, 000 to the Ministry of
Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW).
The presentation ceremony was held over the weekend at the Central Medical Store under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare along Bertil Harding Highway in Kotu.
Handing over the items, the chairman, Project Aid The Gambia who doubles as the Goodwill Ambassador-At Large, Matthias Ketteler said the medical items were offered to Project Aid The Gambia by a local pharmacy in Germany.
“This is the first time we are rendering our support to the Ministry of Health and by the grace of God, we will continue to do more because we want to support the new dispensation in their drive to push the country forward,” Ketteler promised.
According to Ketteler, Project Aid The Gambia is having closer partnership with the Lions Club Banjul Kairo, adding that this was why they were able to make that wonderful donation.
He urged Health Ministry officials to make good use of the items in order to achieve its purpose thus hoping that if the items are properly taken care of, they will be of benefit to the country.
In receiving the items, the director, National Pharmaceutical Service, Ministry of Health, Babanding Sabally, described the donation as laudable, noting that the items will be useful to his ministry.
“We count on your full support because these items you just donated to us will go a long way in solving drug problems within the Health Ministry,” Sabally informed donors.
The local chairman of Project Aid, Mr. Abdoulie Charles M´bye, said government alone couldn’t do it all; this was why their NGO is contributing its part in the health sector.
The donation, according to Mr. Charles, was meant to ease drug problems within gov’t health facilities in the country while calling on the health personnel to take good care of the donated items.
The president of Lions Club of Banjul Kairo, Luc A. Verschelden, said Project Aid and Lions Club are all about serving humanity while promising that they will continue to give a helping hand to government.