Oct 28, 2008, 7:19 AM
Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA), last Friday supported five
institutions with office materials as part of its contribution to support
institutions in effectively executing their daily functions.
The beneficiary Institutions are Sterling Consortium which received 5 desks and 10 chairs; Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce, received 1 conference table, 10 office chairs, Sofas – 3 in 1, 1 double and 1 single; Expatriate Quota, received 5 office desks, 5 office chairs, 4 desktop computers, 1 printer and 1 desk and chair for “MOTIE”; School for the Blind (GOVI) received 5 desks and 26 chairs and Tanka Tanka Psychiatric Hospital received 2 TV sets (32inch and 42inch), 1 secretarial desk, 9 office chairs, 2 center tables, 1 executive desk and Sofas – 2 Pcs 3 in 1, 1 double and 2 singles.
Hassan Jallow, chief executive officer of GIEPA told the beneficiaries that they appreciate what they are doing and want to assist as much as possible, saying that they will appreciate if beneficiaries use the materials efficiently.
“We want to ensure that we have strong institutions to build the nation together with,” he said, noting that this was why they assisted them.
Seedy Bittaye, director of cooperate support at GIEPA said they initially planned to sell some of the furniture but as a cooperate image they knew some institutions are faced with challenges of furniture and therefore decided to share what they have with them.
“Some institutions wanted to buy the equipment from us but that will not go well with us,” he stated, saying that the gesture is part of their corporate social responsibility. “We hope that this will add to your operations and ensure that you overcome the challenges.”
Momodou Drammeh, GIEPA director of enterprise support said GIEPA believes in supporting wherever and whoever they can to ensure that they have a productive society with nobody left behind.
Chief Superintendent Abdou Cham from the Expatriate Quota Secretariat under The Gambia Immigration Department, thanked GIEPA for the generosity on behalf of beneficiaries and assured them that the materials will be put into good use.