By Tabora Bojang
Shyben A Madi & Sons, one of the leading trade houses in The Gambia, has donated 100 bags of rice and 40 bags of sugar worth one hundred and sixty thousand dalasi to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital as part of its contribution in the fight against Covid-19.
The company’s office manager Antoine Fayad, said the gesture is a show of appreciation and solidarity to the efforts of the frontline health workers for their selfless sacrifices in taking the lead to fight Covid-19 in The Gambia.
“We are trying to do our best to provide support to everybody who is in distress of this terrible disease that is killing a lot of people all over the world. Considering the importance of frontline workers fighting the disease, we felt it is very important to offer our support and we encourage everybody that can help to support the hospital in the best way they can,” Mr. Fayad added.
The public relations officer of the EFSTH, Kebba Sanneh said the donation will greatly support the main referral hospital in its drive to provide effective health care delivery to all Gambians especially at a time of a global pandemic.
“We demand that every citizen of this country must consider the EFSTH a fundamental cardinal player in the country’s health care system. The government alone cannot do it, it requires the collaboration and contribution of all Gambians,” PRO Sanneh urged.
He hailed Shyben A Madi & Sons for acting in fulfillment of its social corporate responsibility and urged others to emulate the gesture as the country battles with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The company, operating in The Gambia for decades, is engaged in the importation and distribution of general products including food, fertiliser and lubricants as well as sales and maintenance of computers, laptops, photocopiers, printers and related accessories.
The company is also the exclusive agent for Peugeot, Nissan Motors and Yamaha engines in The Gambia and also the largest distributor of Perkins UK Generators in The Gambia.