Rehabilitated Njaba Kunda Health Centre inaugurated
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The rehabilitated Njaba Kunda Health Centre in Central BadibouDistrict of theNorth Bank Region (NBR) waslast Tuesday inaugurated by the minister of Health and Social Welfare, Fatim Badjie.
The multi-million dalasi rehabilitation work was sponsored by Project Aid -The Gambia, a German and Gambian registered charitable organisation whose primary mandate is to provide excellent health care to the targeted rural communities.
In her inauguration address, Minister Badjie applauded Project Aid -The Gambia for its immense contribution to the health sector. She said that health is wealth and that the government of The Gambia under the leadership of President Jammeh gives health a top priority in the development agenda, as there cannot be any development without a healthy nation. She also noted that The Gambia is the only country were one can have free medical treatment for only D5 while children under five years get free treatment.
Minister Badjie further commended the charityfor providing the services at the doorsteps of the people to enable them easy access. She urged the people in the area to make best use of the health facility and to encourage parents to immunize their children and to be frequently visiting health centres and hospitals for early diagnosis.
Matthias Ketterler, the chairman of Project Aid - The Gambia said his organisation’sprimary mandate is to provide excellent health care, provision of high quality early childhood education for the children of the targeted villages and women’s agricultural project.
He told the gathering that the standard of the health centre was made possible through the support of the German government and German taxpayers to make this vision come true.
Bakary Kinteh, the project manager, commended the Gambia government for the support and the German government in contributing 75% of the funds for the health centre while assuring that the project will contribute immensely to the socio-economic development of the country.
Author: Alhagie Babou Jallow in NBR