May 20, 2010, 2:42 PM
The presentation was part of Trust Bank’s contribution to the Banjul Bicentenary (1816 to 2016) celebration.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of Trust Bank, Dodou Nyang, marketing manager of Trust Bank, thanked the organizing committee of the Banjul Bicentenary eventfor the laudable initiative, as he presented his bank’s financial contribution to the event.
Mr Nyang said that as a Gambian bank they are always prepared to give a helping hand to such national initiatives and events.
“The reason why we are here today is because we are the Gambian bank in this country, and we are the bank that has its head office and the longest service in Banjul,” Mr Nyang said.
“What we are bringing today I am sure is not the largest amount, but is just a demonstration of our support as a Gambian bank and having its headquarters in Banjul. We also want to take pride to be the bank that starts the flow of revenue coming your way.”
In receiving the cheque on behalf of Banjul Bicentenary Committee, Banjul City Council Mayor Abdoulie Bah thanked Trust Bank Gambia Limited for the invaluable support they have been rendering to BCC, adding that Trust Bank would always respond to their call and “this gesture would contribute more to the upcoming event”.
He added: “Trust Bank is always ready to contribute to national development, and being a Gambian bank we thank them so much and urge other organizations to emulate them.”
The Mayor also thanked the organizing committee of Banjul Bicentenary and all those who are working towards the success of the event.
Alhagie Ebou Momar Taal, chairman of the National Organizing Committee of Banjul Bicentenary, also thanked Trust Bank for the “wonderful gesture”.
“It is not a surprise for Trust Bank to do such a thing because they are the first to receive our call, since they are really a Gambian bank and it is our sons and daughters who are working there.
“This is a very generous gesture, and very patriotic of Trust Bank to come forward to the Mayor to support. We are very grateful to the bank.”
Alhagie Sering Secka, chairman of the cultural sub-committee, in his remarks, said: “Trust Bank is always coming forward at the right time. Since Banjul is for all Gambians, whoever contributes to the celebration of Banjul’s two hundred years should be highly commended. So we would thank Trust Bank, and we hope that other institutions will emulate them.”
Mrs Juka Jabang, chairperson of the education committee, also thanked Trust Bank for their contribution.
She said people should always be willing to support good initiatives and programmes of their country.
“So we want to thank you very much for contributing in this celebration, which is not just a celebration; it is an opportunity that would allow us to reflect and look back at our own achievements ahead after this celebration,”Mrs Jabang said.
In the same vein, Ahmed Elmaly Ouid Msans presented another cheque for D50,000 to BCC as their contribution towards the Banjul event.