OPENING STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY MR. ADAMA BARROW, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA EVENT: SECOND PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING BETWEEN THE GAMBIA AND SENEGAL DATE: 10TH - 12TH MARCH 2020 VENUE: DAKAR, SENEGAL
Mar 13, 2020, 12:42 PM
Jamiyatou Ansarudeen, a faith-based organization, on 15 June 2011 presented valuable items to social institutions in the country.
The organisation donated highly essential materials including computers, chairs, desks, A4 papers, eye lens, second-hand clothes and toothbrush to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH), the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, SOS Children Village and other vital institutions at a presentation ceremony held at the Independence Stadium.
Speaking on the occasion, Alagie Bai Sainey Secka, public relations officer of Jamiyatou Ansarudeen, said the items were donated by Mellem Folkelight, an organisation based in Denmark under the leadership of Samba Goddard.
According to him, this is the fourth time they were benefiting from the gesture of the Denmark-based organisation.
Imam Muntaha Faye, president of Jamiyatou Ansarudeen, said the donation was a way of complementing government’s efforts towards the development of the country.
He also thanked their donor for the gesture, adding that they would like the progressive relationship to go from strength to strength.
Adama Jimba Jobe, director of Science and Technology, speaking on behalf of Baboucarr Boye, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, applauded the donors for the support, saying “it is a way of complementing government’s efforts”.
“There is nowhere in the world where government alone is doing it all and that intervention of partners is essential,” he added.
“I thank you very much for always having the foresight to help the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education. The materials will be put into good use and will not only benefit this generation but also the generation to come.”
Baboucarr Ngum, public relations officer of the RVTH, described the donation as timely while thanking the donors for the stretch of an invaluable helping hand to such vital institutions to the nation.
Other speakers on the occasion included Imam Barham Jobe.