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Gov’t extends support to Gambian students in China

Feb 24, 2020, 12:46 PM

The Gambian government has extended financial support to Gambian students living in the coronavirus affected provinces of Wuhan, Hubei and Wenzhou in the People’s Republic of China, according to a dispatch from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad.

The move came following the outbreak of coronavirus in China. President Adama Barrow instructed Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Mamadou Tangara to mobilise resources with a view to supporting Gambian students in China especially in provinces at the epicentre of the coronavirus.

“To this effect, the sum of $10,520 equivalent to GMD 536,520 has been transferred to the account of The Gambia Embassy in Beijing for onward distribution among the 24 Gambian students living in the affected provinces.”

“The students have since received the financial support and expressed appreciation to The Gambia Government through The Gambia Students Association in China.”