Donations roll in for Presidential Treatment Programme
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Kairaba Beach Hotel and R & R Laundry Services Staff Credit Union presented a cheque for D20,000 and 100 bedsheets, 100 blankets, 100 bed protectors, 100 bath towels, 35 pillows and pillow cases, worth D175,470.
The donations were received by Dr Tamsir Mbowe, the director general of the Presidential Treatment Programme, at a presentation ceremony held at the new Serrekunda Hospital on Wednesday.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Janko Drammeh, the purchasing manager at Kairaba Beach Hotel, who is the treasurer of the Kairaba Beach Hotel and R & R Laundry Services Staff Credit Union, said the presentation was possible after a fundraising activity they organised in July.
"Since then, we promised that part of the proceeds of the fundraising activity should be donated to the health sector. We therefore thank the general managers of both institutions (Kairaba Beach Hotel & R & R laundry services) and all our donors for the support they have given us," he remarked.
Receiving the items, Dr Mbowe thanked the staff of Kairaba Hotel and R & R Laundry Services for the gesture. Dr Mbowe elaborated on the numerous successes registered by the treatment programme under the watchful eyes of President Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh.
"As said by the president, anyone who contributes to the health sector is a true and genuine friend of the country and your donation manifested this," Dr Mbowe remarked, while thanking the donors on behalf of the president.
Other speakers at the ceremony included Memunatu Junisa, the human resource manager of Kairaba Beach Hotel and Cecelia Sambou, the sales director at Kairaba Beach Hotel.
Author: by Assan Sallah & Alieu Ceesay