Statement by the High-Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on her phone conversation with President Adama Barrow of The Gambia
Jan 23, 2017, 11:04 AM
Ecobank, the Pan-African bank, on Tuesday donated office chairs worth over D20,000 to Fire and Rescue Service, Banjul Branch.
The office furniture were presented at a ceremony held at the Fire and Rescue Service, Banjul Branch.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ebrima Jobe, head of sales hub and public sector at Ecobank, said it was a pleasure for Ecobank to donate to Fire and Rescue Service.
The donation is not much but it is a way of showing their appreciation to what Fire and Rescue Service is doing for the community, he said.
“Your role in the society cannot be overlooked,” he stated, adding that it was a promise they made and were fulfilling it.
“It is a token of our appreciation,” he remarked, adding that they would make a review to see that the donated chairs are used for the right purpose.
He said they are operating in 32 countries in Africa and are working with security forces in those countries, which include the Gambia Armed Forces and the Police, adding it is the same thing they intend to do with Fire and Rescue Service.
Ebrima Y. Sonko, Fire and Rescue Service training school commander, says friendship is something that leads one to success or failure in life, but described this relationship as a success.
They hope the cordial relationship will continue to grow from strength to strength, he said, adding that if there is any word better than ‘thank you’ to use they would use it to thank Ecobank.
He described the donation as eye-catching, saying any other commander that would come to the office would use the chairs. “It will serve as an advertisement,” he said.