Jul 1, 2009, 6:18 AM
Kembujeh Ward councilor, Honorable Alieu K. Darboe, through the support of The
Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) on Tuesday donated sanitary items worth about
D20,000 to Brikama District Hospital as part of his social corporate
responsibilities in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
The donated items, which include soap, buckets, sweeping brushes and bags of detergent amongst others, were aimed at protecting the public against the spread of the virus especially in health facilities.
Mr Darboe said at the presentation that fighting the virus requires collaborative efforts to complement the efforts of the ministry of health, saying grass root development is very paramount and his benevolent gesture was underpinned by that fact.
“I have been given similar support since 2008. The country needs a proper health care management which will enable effectiveness in development,” he said.
Lamin Sanyang, officer-in-charge of the health facility said they are touched by the donation as all efforts are directed to mobilising funds and resources in the fight against COVID -19.
He thanked the donor for the gesture and call for more collaborative intervention from the councilor and his team.
“I assure all of you that these donated items will be put into good use and will serve the purpose for which they are being given.”
In a separate engagement, Mr Darboe also presented five bags of cement for the construction of Kembujeh village health post and some sanitary items to Missara Dutokoto youths all meant to amplify national effort to combat the spread of COVID -19.
Other speakers include, Dr Tunkara of Brikama health center, Ousman Bah Councilor of Jiboroh ward and other dignitaries.