Jun 18, 2015, 10:03 AM
Issued Tuesday 28 March 2017
The Truth Foundation based in The Gambia in partnership with their counterpart in the UK Monday donated medical supplies to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
The items were donated by a trustee of the foundation, a lady called Kaylegh Bojang based in UK, and married to a Gambian.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the MoHSW conference room, Dr Samba Ceesay, deputy Director of Health Services acknowledged the gesture, saying the donation has come at the right time and would be given to those who need it.
He thanked the donor for the magnificent gesture, saying: “We are delighted about the donation, and we assured the donor that the items will be put into good use.”
Dr Ceesay said the ministry likes people of this nature who would come and complement the government’s efforts, especially in the health sector.
Abdoulie Corr, manager of The Truth Foundation, also expressed similar sentiments and thanked the donor for supporting the Gambian people, especially in the health sector.
He described the donation as a big achievement and a boost to the health sector, and thanked the founder of The Truth Foundation, who has been very supportive to the socio-economic development of the country.
He said for the past two years, Charles Barber has been very supportive to the community of Cheesay village in the North Bank Region.
Mr Corr added that Gambians are very much appreciative of his support to the needy, and the women in general.
He also used the opportunity to commend the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for accepting the medical supplies, and assured them that more support would come in the future.
Also speaking was the founder of The True Foundation, Mr Barber, a UK national, who said the foundation was founded by him and one of his trustees of the foundation, Kaylegh, who is married to a Gambian, and donated the medical items to the Ministry of Health.
He said containers are full of medical items meant for the people of The Gambia, and his trustee is doing everything possible to support The Gambia.