#Article (Archive)

Gamtel/Gamcel gives 100 bags of sugar, D15, 000 to GSIC

Aug 3, 2011, 2:14 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

The Gambia’s national cellular and Telecommunications Company yesterday presented 100 bags of sugar and D15, 000 for its transportation, to the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC), as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility in the month of Ramadan.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at Gamcel’s head office in Kanifing, Basiru Darboe, director of customer care, said Ramadan is a month that Muslims should give support to their fellow Muslims.

Anything his company does for the GSIC is like doing it for all Muslims in the country because it is the umbrella body responsible for all Islamic affairs in the country, Mr Darboe says.

He also thanked the Council for always answering to their call, noting that they would continue to keep the partnership going from strength to strength.

Ramou Nyass, marketing manager at Gamcel, said the initiative demonstrated the true partnership that exists between Gamtel/Gamcel and the Council.

“Anything we are doing concerning Islam we place the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council at the forefront because they are the body responsible for Muslims in this country,” Ms Nyass said.

They hope to do more next year, she says, adding that her company “supports” education, agriculture and the health sector.

Alh. Muhammed Lamin Touray, president of the GSIC, described the gesture as big and important, saying: “Maybe you see it as a small thing but it is a big thing.”

“We will continue to do our best to sustain this partnership because it started long ago,” he said, adding that the only way they can pay Gamtel/Gamcel is by using their lines as well as by praying for the success and continued prosperity of the twin companies.

GSIC’s vice president Sheriff Badjan says contributing to the development of one’s country is part of worshiping Allah. He also thanked Gamtel/Gamcel on behalf of all Muslims in the country.

The Council’s secretary general Alh. Mbye Kah, in his remarks, said they are always excited and eager to answer to Gamtel/Gamcel whenever they call on the Council.

The vote of thanks on the occassion was delivered by Alhaiba Hydara of the Council.