The Farafenni marathon committee on Sunday donated medical items and other household items worth over D250,000 to the Farafenni General Hospital .
The Marathon Committee also adopted the Surgical Ward of the hospital . The donated items include syringes, drainage bags, tubes, two television flat screen sets, disposal cups, 20 plastic buckets,24 plastic chairs, ceiling fans etc
These items were bought from proceeds of the annual Farafenni marathon run and also a contribution from the YKJ security company based in UK, the main sponsor.
Receiving the items the Governor of NBR Ebrima Dampha commended the committee for complementing government efforts for quality health delivery to the population and urged other groups to emulate the marathon committee.
He also used the opportunity to call for unity among the population, as there cannot be any meaningful development without unity
The CEO of the hospital Wandipha Samateh commended the marathon Committee for the gesture, which he said, is not even the first time. Malang Camara who spoke on behalf of the marathon committee said they are proud to be associated with the hospital and will continue to give support.
Other speakers on the occasion included prominent Farafenni native and former sports minister Alieu K Jammeh and Sainey Dibba the hospital PRO.