Charity March donates DoSH
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Charity March, a charitable organisation based in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday donated two ambulances and incubators to the Department of State for Health and Social Welfare at a ceremony held at Atlantic Hotel in Banjul.
In her welcome remarks, Suzsanna Ozsvan, the Hungarian consular to The Gambia said the donation is meant to cement the excellent ties between the two sister countries of The Gambia and Hungary. She cited the priority President Jammeh's government attaches to health noting that they will continue to assist the health sector. According to her their aim is to help the health sector of the Gambia either in cash or kind.
Ozsvan promised such gestures will continue to come to The Gambia and assured the Gambian authorities of her readiness to working closely with them. For his part, Tamas Welsz, head of mission, Charity March, said the organisation was formed by a businessman who has lived and worked in The Gambia for so many years. According to him, the association is a non-governmental organisation which is working to help people in the West Africa sub-region. He said this is the first time the Charity March is donating to the Gambia government adding that the Swiss government is also ready to join the organisation to be supporting the people of the sub-region.
For her part, Dr Mariatou Jallow, secretary of state for Health and Social Welfare commended the organisation for the gesture noting that President Jammeh gives lots of priorities to health."The president want the best for Gambians. Therefore, this donation will go a long way in enhancing the operations of the health sector in The Gambia," she added. According to her, the ambulances and the incubators come at the right time and appealed to them to keep the momentum in boosting the health sector.
Author: by Omar Wally