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Trust Bank Presents D1m to Rotary Club of Banjul

Apr 6, 2009, 6:20 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

In what could be described as a fulfilment of its corporate social responsibility and a milestone in the development drive of this country, Trust Bank on Thursday presented a cheque amounting to D1, 000, 000 (One million dalasis) to the Rotary Club of Banjul as part of its contribution towards the completion of a School Science Laboratory Project.

With this latest intervention, Trust Bank, one of the leading and most innovative banks in the country, has again demonstrated adequately that not only is our nations health and sporting development is their priority, but also the education sector and in particular the development of the sciences to make sure that The Gambia is well equipped to face the challenges of the future.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at the bank's head office in Banjul, Mr Pa Macumba Njie, Managing Director of the bank underscored the importance his bank attaches to the development of the country by contributing immensely in all sectors of the economy.

According to MD Njie, every nation in the world needs to invest in its youths to assure itself of a brighter future. "There are numerous areas of possible contribution to the education sector and Trust Bank has over the years contributed significantly to touch all these areas", he said.

For the Trust Bank boss, The Gambia like all developing countries continues to strive for a favourable climate to nature our future scientists. He added that an integral part of this is the availability of a well-equipped science laboratory to aid practical and exercises to encourage more interest in the science and ensure a greater improvement in both exam results and the number of students pursuing science related courses for their future careers.

The Trust Bank boss pointed out that this should give the Gambia the required platform for its future prosperity central to which is also the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. "This is the driving force behind the Trust bank making this donation of one million to the Rotary Club of Banjul in its effort to complete the school of science laboratory project", he noted. This, he went on, will complement the immense financial and moral support from our president of the republic and should finally lead to the completion of this project.

Also speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mr. Jawara Gaye, the outgoing president of the Rotary Club, affirmed that the project has received considerable stakeholder support, from government through the allocation of a piece of land.

He highlighted the tremendous support rendered to the club by Trust Bank over the years, describing the gesture as a milestone.

According to Mr Gaye, the project was conceived with the aim of providing a conducive learning environment in pursuit of the teaching of science and technology in senior secondary schools.