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Omar Colley donates D0.5m to fight against COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020, 1:59 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

Scorpions’ vice-captain, Omar Colley on Friday donated D500, 000 to Gambia government as part of his contribution in the fight against the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

The staggering was delivered to the Ministry of Health through the GFF President Lamin Kaba Bajo and the minister of Youth of Sports Hadrammeh Sidibeh.

Speaking during the handing over, Lamin Kabba Bajo said the donation was Omar Colley’s personal contribution towards the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country.

“GFF is also playing its utmost role in the collective campaign hence we have also released videos in form of sensitisation against covid-19,” he said.

The GFF leader thanked Omar Colley for his foresight and contribution towards the fight in against the pandemic, while urging other people to emulate Omar Colley and others.

Hadrammeh Sidibeh, minister of Youth and Sports, thanked the Sampdoria defender for contributing his quota in the fight against coronavirus. He said that government is very committed to sports development and is serious in investing in both youth and sports.

Fanta Baye Secka, deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health, said covid-19 pandemic is real and a serious global threat and thus urged the public to take preventive measures.

“We thank Omar Colley for showing leadership that is expected of him and also for contributing as a Gambian, because we should all take responsibility and play our own part by protecting ourselves,” she said.

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