Jun 17, 2010, 2:05 PM
The Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) yesterday presented a cheque for US$200,000 to The Gambia on behalf of his government.
The Minister of Presidential Affairs, Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service, Hon. Momodou Sabally, received the cheque on behalf of the Government of The Gambia at his office in Banjul.
The money is meant to assist the Gambia Government to provide medical equipment and materials to enhance the country’s medical development to better serve its national interests.
In presenting the cheque, H.E. Samuel Chen said the funding was earmarked for the provision of medical equipment and materials such as haemodialysis units, incubators, stethoscope, nebulizer, and sphygmomanometers.
“I hope this will assist The Gambia government so that hospitals can make contribution to its medical development and welfare,” he said.
The chief Taiwanese envoy stressed that President Jammeh is highly concerned about the health sector, which is very important for the Gambian people.
Ambassador Chen then assured The Gambia that his government would continue to assist the country in its development drive.
In receiving the funds, Hon. Momodou Sabally, whilst expressing sincere gratitude to the government and people of the ROC (Taiwan), dilated on the cordial and strong ties between the two countries, acknowledging that the ROC (Taiwan) has been very supportive of The Gambia in many areas, especially in the health sector.
He added that with the unwavering support of Taiwan and through the special efforts of H.E. President Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia is making remarkable development in providing low-cost and easily accessible health care to every Gambian.
Hon. Sabally also assured the ROC (Taiwan), through the Ambassador, of The Gambia’s support at all times.