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AGIB Donates To President's Treatment Programme

Nov 26, 2009, 11:32 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Arab Gambia Islamic Bank (AGIB) yesterday donated ten bags of rice and three rams to the Presidential Treatment Programme, at a ceremony held at the new Serrekunda Hospital in Kanifing.

The donation, described as benevolent, was handed over to the Director General of the Presidential Treatment Programme, Dr. Tamsir Mbowe.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Kingsley Okolie, Divisional Head Operations & Services at AGIB underscored the importance his bank attaches to the development of not only the health but all sectors of development.

"It is in line with our corporate social responsibility. At AGIB we are always proud to contribute our quota to national development," Mr Okolie said, while assuring the beneficiaries of his bank's full support at all times.

In receiving the gesture, Dr. Tamsir Mbowe, the Director General of the Presidential Treatment Programme commended the management and staff of AGIB for what he described as a benevolent gesture, noting that it would go a long way towards helping the programme.

According to Dr. Mbowe, health is not everything but without health, no nation can develop. He hailed President Jammeh for what he described as his timely intervention in the health sector. He described AGIB as a bank with a difference, while urging other banks to emulate the gesture.

He assured the donors that the donated goods will be properly utilised.

Present at the handing over ceremony was Hon. Suku Singhateh, National Assembly Member for Lower Baddibu.