By Ndey Sowe
The Government of the Gambia has facilitated the donation of two buses through the Ministry of Health, to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) through support from the Turkish Government.
The two buses according to Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh the Minister of Health, is to ease the transportation of workers.
Kebba Sanneh, the Spokesperson of the hospital said the support is timely and will enable workers to come to work on time. He thanked the Ministry and the Turkish Government for the gesture.
Adama Sallah, Board Chairperson of EFSTH said the two buses will significantly help in ensuring workers’ punctuality.
“With these two new buses, the problems of transportation for workers will definitely ease,” he said. He joined his colleagues in thanking the Turkish Government for their support to EFSTH.
Dr. Samateh, said the donation marks another milestone for stakeholders in the health sector especially staff of EFSTH.
“These buses were donated by President Adama Barrow to EFSTH to alleviate the challenges encountered by staff while coming to work”, he said. He maintained that it is important for health care personnel to report to work on time.
Dr. Samateh said Government has not forgotten the staff of the hospital and the support was one of them. That he will continue supporting the hospital.
Rohey Malick Lowe, the Mayoress of Banjul thanked the Turkish Government for providing the buses and by extension President Adama Barrow, for the facilitating the donation. She said the buses will go a long way to assist staff of EFSTH.