Sep 18, 2013, 11:13 AM
A Dutch national on Monday donated IT equipment to The Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) at the institute’s construction site in Kanifing.
In handing over the equipment, the donor, Hans Van Oyk, said he donated the IT materials to GTTI to contribute to the development of the education sector in the country.
The IT equipment were from Biothame Delft, a Waist Water Treatment company in Holland, he explained, while urging the management and board members of the GTTI to take good care of the equipment so they can serve the institute long.
“The friendship between me and the GTTI started as far back as three years ago and I promised that the fruitful relationship will continue from strength to strength,” Hans said.
The director of Administration and Finance at the GTTI, who is presently the acting-Director General of the GTTI, Martin Goddard, thanked Mr Oyk for donating the IT equipment to the construction department of the GTTI.
He advised the head of the department to make best use of the equipment. “We assure you that the equipment will be put into good use because the equipment came at an opportune time for us,” Goddard said.
The head of the construction department at the GTTI, Edward Mansaly, applauded the effort and foresight of Mr Oyk for seeing GTTI as his own institution.
He said the donation of the equipment came at a right time for GTTI, especially for the construction department.
“It is good to have equipment from people but the main problem is how to maintain them, but I promise our good friend Mr Oyk that the equipment he has given us will be taken good care of,” he assured.
He described the relationship between the GTTI and Mr Oyk as great while promising that “the equipment will be put into proper use”.
The presentation of the equipment was graced by the Registrar of GTTI, Kakai Sanyang, and attended by lecturers and students of the construction department.