The Chief Executive Officer of Sulayman Junkung General Hospital (SJGH) has underscored the importance of health in the development of any community, saying under the visionary leadership of President Jammeh, women in the country continue to enjoy total access to health service delivery.
Kebba S. Badgie was addressing over 100 volunteers, majority of whom were women from Wassadou village and its catchment villages in Foni Jarrol District, during a mass cleaning exercise held at Wassadou Health Post recently.
“Gone are the days when women find it difficult to have easy access to health service delivery in the country. The current government has created a conducive environment for all the positive developments especially in the health sector,” he stated.
He reminded the volunteers that promoting the welfare of Gambian women is amongst government’s top priorities, noting that this has made Gambian women, the drivers of economic activities in the country.
According to him, majority of Gambian women are now breadwinners of their respective families.
CEO Badgie also commended Father Ahmed Fleming, a British national for being the first to come up with such a kind gesture by building a health facility for the community of Wassadou.
He prayed for Allah to bless him abundantly, describing Fleming as a pious Muslim, who always invests in the development of Wassadou since the 60s.
“Ahmed Fleming is doing this without any financial benefit in return, but it is entirely meant for the love he has for the people of Wassadou,” he stated.
The SJGH boss commended the women of Wassadou and its satelite villages for their turn out, describing their move as a clear manifestation of their stance to promote health service delivery in the area.
“Every one of you should be committed stakeholders in the development of this health facility,” he added.
by Lamin B. Darboe