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Taiwan Donates $300,000 to Ministry of Health

Nov 29, 2011, 12:32 PM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The Government of the republic of China on Taiwan on 23 November this year donated $300,000 to the Gambia government.

The money is the 2nd half payment of the annual $600,000 health grant being provided to The Gambia by Taiwan.

It would be recalled that the 1st payment for this year was made in April 2011.

The money would be used for the upkeep of the Cuban medical team, and boosting health service delivery in the country.

The outgoing Taiwanese ambassador to The Gambia Richard Shih handed over the cheque to Ousman Jammeh, Secretary General and Head of Civil Service, at his office in Banjul.

Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, Ambassador Richard Shih said he was pleased in making the presentation on behalf of his government.

He also thanked the Gambia government for its firm support to the cause of his country.

In receiving the cheque on behalf of the Gambian government, Ousman Jammeh applauded the Taiwanese government for the gesture.

Hon. Fatim Badjie, Minister of Health and Social Welfare, also thanked the Taiwanese government for their constant support to the country’s health sector.

Tom Lee, Charge d’Affairs of the Taiwanese embassy in The Gambia, accompanied Ambassador Shih to State House to hand over the Taiwanese largess.