Over 200 youths from the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) and the Green Youths on Saturday embarked on a massive clean-up exercise at the Presidential Alternative Treatment Programme clinic (PTP) in Bakau.
In an interview with the Daily Observer, Pierre Minteh, the national youth mobiliser of the APRC, said the exercise is non-political, noting that every Gambian is a witness to President Jammeh's efforts in promoting health. In his words: "The PTP health facility is a place where the president treats people living with HIV/AIDs, asthma, infertility and other diseases; so is a neccessity for the youth of Kanifing Municipality to mobilise themselves to give the facility a face-lift".
Ousman Bojang, the managing director of Kanilai Family Farm and KGI International Investment described the exercise as very important. According to him, before any treatment takes place, the environment has to be clean, noting that cleanliness promotes good living condition and a healthy environment.
Ousman Rambo Jatta, the councilor of Bakau Ward pointed out that they went voluntarily to serve and clean the environment where many people are treated. "We were not forced to do it; we took it upon ourselves to come and clean the clinic because cleanliness is next to godliness," he emphasised.