Friday, March 18, 2011
Caravan of Mercy Are True Partners- Deputy Governor Touray
NEWS BANJUL THE GAMBIA (MB)- Deputy Governor of West Coast Region, Madam Fatou T. Sanyang has said that Caravan of Mercy, a charitable organisation, registered in The Gambia are true partners with her council. She made these remarks on Friday 11th March, 2011 at a presentation ceremony she presided over on behalf of the governor of West Coast Region.
Caravan of Mercy on the said date, donates medical cartons to Brikama Major Health Centre, Serrekunda Hospital and a modern wheel- chair to a disable woman in Brikama at a colourful ceremony held at the Governors office in West Coast Region.
Speaking on behalf of the Governor at the presentation ceremony, the Deputy Governor of West Coast Region Madam Fatou T. Sanyang, hailed the efforts Caravan of Mercy, describing them as "true partners" in the development.
According to Sanyang, such a donation is timely noting that the health sector needs such donations in their services. She pointed out that the government needs other partners in the development of the health sector as they alone cannot do it.
Deputy Governor Sanyang added that the donation is not small in our eyes as the medical items will benefit many sick people who visit the health facilities. She noted that '" your donation (Caravam of Mercy) is very big, we appreciate the donation."
She commended Caravan of Mercy for their donation saying that "we recommended your tremendous efforts towards the health sector. "All these, she said is geared to compliment the efforts of the government in health sector."
she adds: " we are very much grateful to your charitable organisation adding that " this is the kind of organisations, we are calling for day to day in our socio-economic development as we are all partners and to complement each others efforts." she stressed.
Deputy Governor Sanyang assured the donors that the donated items will be put into good use. She called others to emulate Caravan of Mercy.
In welcoming remarks, Caravan of Mercy Overseas coordinator, Mr. Pa Modou Sillah said that Caravan of Mercy organisation was established to complement the efforts of the government and to contribute to the socio-economic development by giving a helping hand to the poor, needy, widows, and orphans among other vulnerable peoples in the
According to Sillah, the organisation do not discriminate in giving out our alms, irrespective of their religion, tribe and race adding that they give their donation based on humanitarian grounds.
Sillah remarked that Caravan of Mercy have been giving assistance to many people in the country, noting that they even cross the borders of the country to help the people in other parts of the sub-region.
Mr. Sillah told the gathering that Caravan of Mercy is grateful to the Brikama Area Council saying that the council in their early days of operations help them in transporting some of their materials to their distribution centres.
Sillah expressed his profound gratitude to the government of The Gambia for allocating a land to Caravan of Mercy in the West Coast Region for the organisation for constructing headquarters. He further commended the council for giving the organisation helping hands, promising that the organisation will continue collaborating with the council, and they will continue their good work.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Malang Ndong chief executive officer Serrekunda Hospital thanked Caravan of Mercy for giving donation to the health facilities.
He added that the donation is not small to them, as he puts it, "you donated in the promotion of life." Mr. Alieu Sonko officer in charge Brikam Major Health Centre also spoke at the ceremony, and was attended by health officials, councilors, and a cross section of the public.