By Olimatou Coker
Direct Aid the Gambia has recently donated 10,000 face masks to the Ministry of Health to contribute to the fight against Covid-19 pandemic in the country at a presentation held in Banjul.
Speaking, Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, Minister of Health, said Direct Aid the Gambia has been a long standing partner of the government of the Gambia and the Gambians in general.
“Direct Aid has been a very good partner equally to the Ministry of Health. We are aware of the active role that Direct Aid are contributing to the welfare of the people of this country. This relationship has been very beneficial to the needy communities in the Gambia. Apart from the health sector, we are equally aware that Airect Aid has been contributing a whole lot to the welfare of the under privileged in the country,” he said.
He added: “The good guestures must continue because they are highly needed by the people of this country, much especially the under privileged but I want to tell you that this donation of face masks will really help.”
He said the maskshelp in the fight against the deadly pandemic in the country.
“I assure you that these donated face masks will be put into good use for the benefit of others who need it”.
Abdelatiff Ourahou, the country director of Direct Aid the Gambia, said they are very glad to take part in the fight against Covid-19 in the country.
Director Ourahou thanked the health minister and the entire ministry for accepting their donation.
He added that the only way to fight this pandemic is to come together and to support each other.