It was an aura of excitement for the people of Janjangbureh after government officials at the weekend inaugurated a modern health centre in the administrative capital of the Central River Region.
The Basic Education Minister Dr. Fatou Lamin Faye deputised the President in presiding over the inauguration of the newly built Janjangbureh Health Centre and Staff Quarters. The health facility was funded by the Islamic Development Bank and the Government of The Gambia.
Dr. Faye in her inaugural message stressed that access to quality health service is one of the primary goals of the Government and will continue to increase access to health services by expanding and upgrading a number of health facilities in the country. “This new health facility we are inaugurating today [Sunday] comes with a brand new ambulance and a generator, which will no doubt help to adequately improve access to quality health services for all within Janjangbureh and its surroundings,” she affirmed.
She said that government, through the Ministry of Health, will continue to focus on women and youth empowerment for better outcomes, adding that this is premised on the fact that for Gambia to attain its visions, it needs to ensure that the population is healthy.
While urging the staff of the Health Centre and the community to take good care of the facilities, Minister Faye expressed hope that the Health Centre would be of great benefit to the people of the community.
Speaking earlier, Gambia’s Ambassador Designate to India, Balla Garba Jahumpa, said President Jammeh has come to develop the country for the betterment of all. Action Man, as he is widely known, urged the people of Janjangbureh and CRR to rally behind the President and to expect more life-changing development projects.
Governor Alhaji Omar Khan of CRR said the development of any nation depends on the health status of its population and commended the Revolution for making healthcare affordable and accessible. The 22nd July Revolution, he said, has delivered beyond the expectations of Gambians and urged people to continue the support.
Omar Sey, Minister of Health, urged the beneficiary communities to make best use of the facility, reminding them that the President has a big heart for the people of the region.
Chief Alhaji Bakary Jam Jawo, who spoke on behalf of the community, thanked the government for constructing a modern health facility in his district.
by Alieu Ceesay &
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