US philanthropists give D16M worth of medical items to gov’t


By Omar Bah

Raise Global Services a non-profit organization based in the United States has recently donated 40 containers of medical equipment to the government of The Gambia.

The medical items, believe to worth over three hundred and fifty thousand US dollars, were received by the ministry of health and social welfare on behalf of government at the Kotu medical store.
The brains behind the gesture are Carol Mcknown and Tom Van Zeeland, the chief executive officer and president of Raise Global Services through the coordination of Ussainou Lowe, a Gambian.


Speaking to reporters at the presentation, the director of sales and trade division ECOWAS region-West Africa Ousainou Lowe, said the donation is aimed at ensuring that they (Raise Global Service) help in transforming the livelihood of the Gambians in the areas of medical care.

“This is also geared towards contributing my quarter to national development and as a follow-up to my father’s footsteps, who contributed immensely in the development of this country, including the opening of Radio Gambia,” he said.

Mr Lowe also reaffirmed his commitment towards making more connections in helping the Gambia to boost its economy, most especially the health sector.
He said more opportunities and development projects are in the pipeline, “but the funding cannot be released without signing a legal document of MoU with the government of The Gambia.”