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Saamasang Federation donates to Brikama Health Centre, others

Feb 17, 2012, 2:44 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

Saamasang Federation, in collaboration with Child Fund The Gambia, on Wednesday donated medical items to Brikama and Dasilameh Health Centres in the West Coast Region.

At the same ceremony garden seeds, MPK fertilizer and sanitary tools were also donated to Bafuloto women cluster.

According to the federation officials, the materials were valued at D27,000.

Speaking at the handing-over ceremony held at Brikama Kabafita, the federation manager Edrisa Cham expressed pleasure in donating the items.

He also resolved to support the children in areas such as education and health.

“There is the need to protect children and the youths since they are the future leaders of the country,” Mr Cham said, adding that June this year will mark the three years of the strategic plan of Saamasang and by July they will be having a new plan which will run from 2013 to 2015.

For her part, Sister Ndey Ceesay, officer in charge of Brikama Health Centre, said: “This not the first time for Saamasang to donate to the Brikama Health Centre.”

She recalled their intervention in 2009, while thanking the donors for the gesture.

She said the items would be fully utilised not only by the people of West Coast Region but also by people from other regions who do come to the facility to seek treatment.

Alfusaine Manneh, a resident of Brikama, said that for the past three to four years Saamasang has been helping the Brikama Health Centre.

According to him, West Coast Region is the most populated area and its health centre is the biggest catchment area where there are more than 200,000 people that are benefiting from the service of facility.

“The government cannot do it all alone; therefore partners should also play their part in strengthening the sector,” he said.

Modou Jonga, PRO of Brikama Area Council, who represented the CEO of Brikama Area Council, said Saamasang is a genuine partner to the council.

According to him, the partnership has been going from strength to strength, saying: “This donation will complement government’s efforts in providing quality heath service delivery in the country.”

Ansumana David Manneh, a representative of the Officer in Charge of Dasilameh Health Centre, also thanked Saamasang for their continued help to the community of Dasilameh.

“The medical items are very important to the health centre, specially the children,” he said, while thanking the federation and its manager Edrisa Cham for their wonderful support to communities in Kombo central.