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Taiwan Presents $70,000.00 to Education Department

Aug 7, 2008, 5:29 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

The Ambassador of the Republic of China on Taiwan, His Excellency Richard Shih, on Tuesday presented a cheque amounting to $70,000.00 to the Department of State for Basic and Secondary Education (DOSBSE).

The money, presented at the offices of the said department in Banjul, is part of the Taiwanese government's support for the construction of a Senior Secondary School in the village of Sifoe in Western Region.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Shih said that education is an important pillar of development- hence the need to support it. He expressed his country's delight in supporting the Gambia's education sector.

Mrs. Fatou Lamin Faye, Secretary of State for Basic and Secondary Education, who received the cheque on behalf of the contractor, GTTI, commended Taiwan through Ambassador Shih for their continued support to The Gambia. She expressed her satisfaction with the standard of work done by the contractor at the site.

Mrs. Fatou Mbye, Director GTTI, thanked the government and Taiwanese embassy for the trust and confidence bestowed on her institute to execute the project. She described the presentation as timely.

Mr. Kunkung Jorbateh, deputy Permanent Secretary at the department, chaired the ceremony. He also praised the Taiwanese government for being very supportive of the Gambia's development projects.