president Dr. Isatou Njie Saidy has described the Republic of China on Taiwan as a true friend of The Gambia. The
vice president made these remarks on Friday at her office in State House where
she received, on behalf of Jammeh Foundation for Peace (JFP), 216 white canes
and 250 wheelchairs from the Phusian Educational Foundation, a Taiwanese NGO.
to the vice president, Taiwan has touched the hearts of all
Gambians in the health sector. "You are a true friend of The Gambia, this is
what every Gambian is talking about. We value our relationship and friendship
Saidy thanked the PhusianEducational
Foundation for the gesture. She also hailed Taiwan for complementing President
Jammeh's development endavours.
handing over speech, the Taiwanese Ambassador to The Gambia, H.E Richard Shih,
expressed his pleasure in presenting the items. The presentation, which is the
5thof its kind, he said, is once again a
manifestation of the closer ties between the people of Taiwan and The Gambia. Mr. Sulayman
Badgie, Deputy Director JFP, said that the previous donations were distributed
to several health facilities across the country.
Matarr Drammeh, a board member of the foundation, hailed the Taiwanese embassy
for the close collaboration with the country's private sector.
occasion was chaired by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare
Dr. Malick Njie.