By Olimatou Coker
Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education and AMANA have received sanitary materials worth 7 million dalasi from the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) at a handing over ceremony at NAWEC’s headquarters in Kanifing.
Items donated included 1500 buckets, 30k face masks, boxes of Omo, bleach and hand sanitizers.
According to NAWEC officials, the gesture is part of their corporate responsibility to plough back some of its business interest funds to the community and also help Government in its bid to get rid of Covid-19.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Nani Juwara, Managing Director NAWEC said the items are procured under the World Bank Covid-19 support to NAWEC.
“This is part of the sanitary component of the project which is going to provide water facilities for NAWEC which includes drilling some additional boreholes and upgrading and rehabilitation to some of our water facilities”, he highlighted.
He said Covid is real and advised that health is every body’s business and NAWEC will not be exemption.
He stressed: “We are going to contribute our quarter to the efforts of the MoBSE and the Government is making for the protection of Covid-19.”
He reaffirmed that Covid is real and not a political disease. He urged the beneficiaries to immediately put the materials for the intended purpose.
He promised that his institution will continue its collaboration and support in other forms.
Adama Gimba Jobe, deputy permanent secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary School, applauded NAWEC for the laudable gesture.
He remarked: “As a sector, we are grateful and thank everybody who is part of the NAWEC family.”
He warned people not to be complacent and abide by all preventive measures by health experts on Covid-19.