Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, Rotarian President Fatou Bah said it was an honour for her and her organisation to be part of another special occassion regarding the Rotary Science Laboratory.
The completion of the construction of the Rotary Science Laboratory “is a significant milestone in the history of Rotary Club of Banjul, aimed at the complementing the government’s development efforts, she said.
The Rotarian president said education has always been one of Rotary’s main areas of interest, since it deals directly with the development of the young for a better future.
“We in Rotary believe that this project will go a long way in enhancing the education of our young people in science and technology, and thus promote the achievement of one of government’s laudable objectives in education; that is, well educated cadre of students in the sciences,” she said.
She added that the completion of the Rotary Science Laboratory is as a result of the joint efforts of many institutions and individuals, and would like to congratulate them for a “job well done”.
She thanked President Yahya Jammeh and major donor institutions such as the Jammeh Foundation for Peace, Trust Bank Ltd, Gambia Ports Authority, Unique Solutions, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, and Falinkuta International, among others, for their invaluable contributions.
In a related development, an MoU was also signed for the management of the Science Laboratory.
The Rotarian president assured those present that the Rotary Club of Banjul “will not just drop the keys and run, but will have a permanent stake in the laboratory complex, and will fulfill all their obligations”, as prescribed in the MoU.