By Saidou Baldeh
The leader of the yet to-be registered Gambia People’s Party, Omar Beyai has on Tuesday donated sanitary materials to the Ministry of Health as his contribution to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The donated items include madar omo, detol soaps and sanitary buckets.
Abdoulie Badjie, who delivered the materials to the ministry on behalf of Mr Beyai said the donation was done out of goodwill.
“We thought it prudent to contribute to support the national health sector in the fight against Covid-19 and we hope the materials will be useful,” he said.
He thanked the ministry for accepting the donation and urged all Gambians to take the Covid-19 seriously.
The director of health promotion at the Ministry of Health Modou Njai thanked Mr Beyai for the donation and called on Gambians who have the means to mobilise efforts to support the fight against coronavirus.
“We are very grateful to Mr Beyai. We are happy that individuals and the private sector are coming onboard to give us their support,” he said.
Director of pharmaceutical services, Babanding Sabally who received the materials on behalf of the ministry said: “We need everyone to come onboard and assist the ministry of heath and the government of the Gambia. We are overwhelmed by this and we are very happy to receive this donation.”
“We must admit that we are facing difficult times. I am appealing to all Gambians and institutions to come on board because what we need to fight this virus is quite a lot. If you look at a single facemask is costing 70 plus dollars depending on where you get it and we are projecting about five hundred thousand facemasks… This is just to say that we still need more,” said Sabally, who also doubles as chairperson of the logistics and safety committee of the national health emergency committee.