REFLECTION ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN THE GAMBIA: A CALL FOR MORE EFFORTS AS WE CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Mar 9, 2015, 9:58 AM
The celebration, which brought together various Rotarians from Rotary Club of Fajara, and Oldenburg in Germany, as well as doctors and regional health representatives, was held at the Coco Ocean Resort Hotel.
Speaking at the celebration, Dr PA Ousman Ceesay, chairman of the ASB Clinic board of directors, commended the delegation led by Dr Le Li and his team from Germany to The Gambia and for their contribution towards the development of the clinic.
He said their contribution and encouragement “is immeasurable”, adding that the team of doctors and Rotarians from Germany had done well in supporting the project in The Gambia in the past ten years.
In 2005, the face project started with blood cell operation, he said, adding that many patients have been successfully treated at the clinic, as sound operations were performed.
According to Dr Ceesay, during the last ten years more than six hundred patients were operated by Dr Le Li and his team from Germany.
“We commend them for the great job they have done for the people of this country,” he said.
For his part, Dr Le Li applauded the people of The Gambia for their hospitality and collaboration towards the face project.
“I am happy that we have so far treated six hundred cases on surgery,” he said.
“I would like to express sincere gratitude and thanks to the office of the ASB clinic. I came here as a Rotarian and without you the stakeholders, this operation could not have been successful.”
Dr Le Li further thanked the Rotary Club of Fajara for their collaboration, saying the celebration is a special event for them and thanked the ASB clinic team for making the event a success.
Minyan Jobe, past president of Rotary Club of Fajara, commended the club for their support to the clinic, and acknowledged the effort of the Rotary Club of Oldenburg for their contribution towards the clinic.
Mr Jobe also said the support of Dr Le Li and his team from Germany through the surgery operation taking place at the ASB Clinic “is unforgettable”.
“These people are really Rotarians, as they are fantastic people who give back to their community…I think we need to thank them for their noble effort,” Mr Jobe said.
He added that during his tenure as the president of Rotary Club of Fajara they had a close collaboration with the Rotary Club of Oldenburg to help raise funds through grant to support the ASB Clinic.
They were able to raise about 60,000 Euros to support the ASB Clinic, he said.
Also speaking, Ebrima Kanuteh, accountant and assistant secretary to the management of ASB Clinic, said that in its 10 years of operation in The Gambia, the ASB Clinic had done a lot for people in the country.
For his part, the president of the Rotary Club of Fajara, Ebrima Toure, expressed appreciation for receiving the delegation from Germany.
“I am more than happy to see Dr Le Li and his team from Germany to come to The Gambia to give free service to the people of this country,” he said.
He also said they would endeavour to see that the relationship between the Rotary Club of Fajara and the Rotary Club of Oldenburg go from strength to strength.
“We are proud to have them in The Gambia. We are grateful for their contribution towards the development of this country,” Rotarian President Toure added.