By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
The Women’s Affairs Minister has yesterday presided over the official handing over ceremony of medical items donated by Safe Hands for Girls to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare at a ceremony held at the Central Medical Store in Kotu.
Madam Tambajang returned heartfelt gratitude to Safe Hands for Girls, describing the moves as timely and very useful.
She stressed that health is the most important sector, adding that without health nothing will be possible while congratulating Jaha Dukureh, who is the lady behind the laudable initiative.
Madam Tambajang called on Gambians to join hands in building the nation, adding that the Government cannot do it alone without the support of the people of the country.
Madam Tambajang said Safe Hands for Girls has fully demonstrated their commitment and the love they have for this country in the sense that supporting health sector is not part of their mandates, but due to the importance of the sector, they step in to help.
In her statement, the minister of health Saffie Lowe Ceesay, said the items received come through a young determine Gambian lady called who made everything possible to get the container from Med Share, through Safe Hands for Girls then to the Ministry of Health.
Minister Ceesay said the items will tackle so many issues in the health sector, while calling on all Gambians to emulate Jaha and join the move to support the Government in the development of this country.
For her part, Jaha Dukureh the executive director of Safe Hands for Girls thanked the Government through the ministry of health for accepting the gesture from them and assured them that they will continue doing more.
She noted that this donation comes through their partnership with Med Share and Safe Hands for Girls is not getting anything out of it as they even spent D50, 000 in the transportation of the container.
She explained that their association is mainly focusing on women and girls’ affairs, especially in fighting FGM and other related practices.