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Governor Touray Lays Foundation Stone on New Health Centre

Mar 27, 2008, 7:59 AM | Article By: By Abdou Rahman Sallah in CRR

At least 1,000 people from various parts of the Central River Region North recently witnessed the laying of the foundation stone for Jamaly Cluster Health Centre in Jamaly village in the Sami District CRR North.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Governor of CRR, Alh. Ganyie Touray, spoke at length on the importance of health, adding that health is the number one priority in President Jammeh's development agenda.

He then commended the Methodist Mission for collaborating with the government to provide the community of Jamaly with a modern health centre. He also commended the efforts of Mr. Ousman Njie a native of the area.

He then urged the community of the area to be supportive during the course of the construction work.

For his part, the Chairman and General Superintendent of the Methodist Mission, Mr. Norman Gregg said this is a partnership between the Methodist Mission and the Government. Mr. Gregg added that the Methodist Mission will fund the construction and the provision of medicines while the Government will provide the doctors and Nurses.

He commended Mr. Ousman Njie, the project coordinator, Chief of Sami Seyfor Morro Jawla and the Alkalo Demba Njie for the providing the land for a site. He said without their support there would be no success.

Seyfo Morro Jawla, Chief of Sami, saluted President Jammeh and the Methodist Mission for their foresight and good initiative. He added that this health centre will not only serve the people of Sami but the country at large. He commended Ousman Njie for spearheading the project and described him as a patriotic citizen.

Other speakers included Demba Njie Alkalo and Sheriff Hydara a Marabout.

The programme was chaired by the Rev. Father Malanding Mendy.