Covid:19: S.K. Jaiteh gives D512,500; TVF presents medical items worth D1.4m

May 11, 2020, 12:46 PM | Article By: Ismaila Sonko & Njie Baldeh

Salifu K. Jaiteh, a prominent Gambian businessman on Saturday donated second hand clothings and a cash amount of D40,000 to Mansakonko Area and Kerewan Area Councils as part of his contribution to the fight against coronavirus pandemic in the country. The entire donation is worth D512,500

The presentation of the cash and donated items was held at his office complex in Banjul on Saturday.

“The number of bales of clothes given to the two chairmen; both Mansakonko Area Council and Kerewan Area Council is 70,” Mr. Jaiteh disclosed, saying they worth D473,040.

“The amount of money given to them is D40,000 in cash, making a total amount of D512,500,” he further disclosed, explaining that each council gets D20,000.

According to him, this is part of his company’s corporate social responsibility to give support to needy families especially at this trying moment in the country. “The items and money maybe small but it will go a long way in helping the needy families in both regions.

Landing B. Sanneh, the chairman of Mansakonko and Malamin I.L. Bojang of Kerewan both thanked Mr. Jaiteh for the gesture while calling on other business men to give more aid to the regions.

In similar a engagement, Talibi Vous Foundation (TVF), a non charitable organisation recently handed over some medical items worth over D1.4 million to the Fajikunda Health Centre, Bundung Maternity and Serrekunda General Hospital.

The handing over ceremony was held at Fajikunda Health Center and witnessed by senior government officials.

The donated items include vital signs monitors, electrocardiograph machines, surgical gloves, sterile bandages, surgical tapes, and wound cleanser solution amongst others.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Lt. Col. Seedy Joof, project manager of Talibi Vous Foundation, said Talibi Vous Foundation was formed by a group of childhood Gambian friends in FajiKunda, LatriKunda, NemaKunku, and Wellingara catchment area and who currently reside in and outside the country who made the donation.

He added that the Foundation was founded on the basis of helping vulnerable communities to meet their primary social needs that include health care.

“We realised that one of the excellent things about this foundation is that, we are able to provide, help which we could not have done as individuals.”

“The need of providing the medical equipment was premised on the prevailing health situation which as we all know, has put the sweet Gambia into a state of grief and unease”. He added that the foundation as part of its corporate social responsibilities, considered it essential to donate the medical equipment in order to help the government in the fight against the coronavirus.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Alhajie Sankereh, director of Health for Region one, said this gifts were very timely, noting they would “help us to monitor vital signs of patients for better service delivery.”

He thus commended Talibi Vous Foundation and the entire membership living in the country and outside for raising the funds to buy those medical equipment.