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Taiwan donates US$300,000 to Gambia

Apr 20, 2011, 3:19 PM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The government of Taiwan through its embassy in Banjul yesterday donated US$300,000 to the Gambia government.

Taiwanese ambassador to the Gambia, Richard Shih, made the presentation at State House in Banjul.

The money presented forms parts of Taiwan’s annual US$600,000 medical grant to the country.

The secretary to the cabinet, Saikou Kassama, received the cheque on behalf of the Gambia government.

He said that Taiwan is a genuine development partner of The Gambia.

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

Ambassador Shih expressed delight in making the presentation on behalf of his country. He noted that the grant is meant to strengthening the country’s heath sector.

The funds will be used to support the country’s health sector to provide effective quality service delivery to Gambians, he added.

Present at the ceremony was Taiwanese embassy first secretary Tom Lee.