Qatari Embassy to The Gambia Muhammed Nasi Al-Kabbi has donated 1500 chairs
worth $125000 to the University of The Gambia on Monday.
The presentation ceremony held at the University Campus in Kanifing was attended by the university staff and students.
Addressing the gathering Ambassador Al-Kabbi expressed his delight in handing over the chairs to UTG, saying this is a small thing from Qatar, outlining the improved relationship between the two nations.
“Today I am very happy that my brothers and sisters received their chairs and tables. This is a small thing from Qatar because the relation between Qatar and the Gambia is getting stronger with the new government,” he said.
The minister of Higher Education Research Science and Technology, Badara Joof, said he was happy that the Qatari ambassador came to the university’s rescue after requesting for help from him within a short period of time. He said the request for chairs from the ambassador is as a result of the lack of enough furniture in the UTG as a whole especially at the Brikama Campus.
“It is with pleasure that after few months of discussion with the ambassador of Qatar with the request we made, finally the chairs are here”, he said. “When I visited the University of The Gambia Brikama Campus, it was not an edifying story to see the state of affairs the shortage of furniture and it was in that context that we made the request”
He expressed his joy that the ambassador proactively pursued their request and came to their rescue within the shortest possible time. He thanked the ambassador for his benevolence and hoped that the relationship between the UTG and the Qatari Embassy grow even bigger.
The Higher Education minister revealed that President Barrow will soon visit the state of Qatar to strengthen the bilateral ties with the Golf state and the UTG and Qatari University will sign an MOU for better cooperation.
The president of University of the Gambia Students Union, Alpha M.K. Lowe on behalf of the students expressed his profound gratitude to the Qatari ambassador whom he described as a samaritan for addressing the need of the students