Jan 14, 2009, 5:40 AM
Gambia Teachers’ Union Cooperative Credit Union (GTUCCU) on behalf of its
general membership on Monday presented a cheque for D200, 000 to the government
of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health. This is bid to support
government’s endeavour to fight, contain and manage the spread of covid-19.
Baboucarr O. Joof, general manager, GTUCCU explained that the reason for the gesture was because as teachers; they are aware of the dangers coronavirus poses to humanity in general and The Gambia in particular.
He added that their leadership met and found it prudent to contribute towards what government is doing to contain the outbreak.
“Nothing is more important than giving resources to government in the fight, containment and management of the spread of coronavirus,” he said.
He noted that they cooperated with government by observing all guidelines at their workplace and within their families but added that it is also important to provide government with resources so that they can avail health care workers equipment of needed for personal protection to help save their lives “because even after the coronavirus, we need health care workers.”
Mr. Joof also said that the gesture was also meant to support in the sensitisation of the public because some people are still in denial.
He appealed to the public including members of the teachers’ union to observe the WHO rules, saying: “even if you have doubts about the virus, obey the rules because you have nothing to lose by obeying the rules”.
He observed that there are no drugs to cure the virus at the moment despite research going on which is very expensive.
He finally prayed that The Gambia does not have another case and nobody dies from the virus anymore as well as all over the world.