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British High Commissioner Opens GADHOH Children Play ground

Mar 24, 2009, 6:25 AM

The British High Commissioner to The Gambia, His Excellency Phil Sinkinson, last Friday officially opened a children's play ground for Gambia Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GADHOH). The project, which was supported by the British Embassy in Banjul, was jointly built by the Gambia Armed Forces Engineers and the British Royal Gibraltar Regiment.

The playground comprises of swings, a slide training Bantaba seesaw, and several other activities for children to play and recreate themselves.

Speaking at the opening of the playground, the British diplomat expressed his delight to officially open the playground built by the two armed forces. This, he added, will go a long way in strengthening the relationship between the two armed forces.

He urged others to emulate GAF and Royal Gibraltar regiment by helping GADHOH in all its activities.

He commended the efforts of the Gambia Armed Forces engineers and Royal Gibraltar Regiment for constructing the play ground, noting that this will help the children to be comfortable and happy at all times.

For his part Dodou Loum, Executive Director GADHOH, commended the Gambia Armed Forces and their British counterparts for what he described as 'a job well done'. He noted that the ground is well equipped and durable.

Mr Loum appealed for more support to help the deaf and hard of hearing inorder for them to contribute to national development.

He also assured of the proper management of the play ground, adding that children will no longer feel bored and lonely.