By Lamin Cham The Star GSM Group in partnership with Gambia Protective Association and Global Electrical over the weekend donated 10 bags of rice, 5 bags of onion and 5 big gallons of cooking oil to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, EFSTH. Presenting the items, the CEO of Star GSM Lamin Kabba said the donation is designed to complement government in the provision of food for patients at the hospital. “Many people may not know that Government spends millions each year to feed patients who may not be getting from their relatives. I personally saw the hospital staff cooking and supplying the patients with food. This is huge burden on government and we and our partners have taken the decision to help in that direction. We are starting with this but our plan is to intervene with bigger quantity of rice up to 100 bags in the not too distant future, “Kabba said. He also disclosed that they are working on organizing an event to promote blood donation to the hospital. “We are thinking of staging a blood donors day at the Westfield Monument on January 28 where we will award and reward people who donate blood with prizes donated by Star GSM to encourage and promote voluntary blood donation in The Gambia. This will help the hospital a lot and eliminate the need to go out to Senegal or other places looking for blood,” he said. According to Mr Kabba, Star GSM is ever ready to help intervene in ventures that will help the betterment of society no matter what area. The items were received by the public relations manager of EFSTH Mr Mohammed Lamin Jammeh who thanked Star GSM group and partners for the gesture. He described the group as true philanthropists who have been helping the hospital and other humanitarian ventures regularly. Mr Jammeh said the food items will greatly boost the feeding programme of the hospital.]]>
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