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SSHFC, GPA Boost Gambian Embassy in Bissau with generator worth D500,000

Sep 14, 2011, 1:42 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) and the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) yesterday presented a 20 KVA Perkins generator to the Gambian Embassy in Guinea Bissau.

The presentation ceremony was held at the premises of the SSHFC in Banjul.

According to officials, the generator was worth D500,000  and was jointly funded by the SSHFC and GPA and provided to the embassy through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, the Gambian Ambassador to Guinea Bissau, Mass Axi Gai, underscored the importance of the generator to the embassy in Bissau.

“You will all agree with me that energy supply is a very big problem in the sub region, most especially in Guinea Bissau, where power supply is one of the major constraints the embassy is facing,” he said.

He added that the two public institutions are among great institutions when one talks about the development of the country. “They are always at the forefront in nation-building”.

“We have received some IT materials from other relevant institutions as part of their contribution to the development of the embassy in Guinea Bissau”, ambassador Gai continued.

He thanked the two public institutions for their timely intervention to address the electricity constraints of his office.

The Managing Director of the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA), Abdoulie Tambedou, said that the provision of the generator was jointly funded by GPA and SSHFC.

“We are thanking the ministry of Foreign Affairs for their support to make this day happen,” he said.

The GPA boss called on the Gambian Embassy in Bissau to put the generator into good use. “This 20 KVA Perkins generator should serve the embassy for a long time,” he concluded.

Other speakers included Raymond Njie the acting senior public relations officer at SSHFC and the coordinator of the project, Ebrima KS Dampha.