The Taiwanese ambassador to The Gambia Samuel Chen yesterday presented two cheques in the sum of US$774, 622 to the secretary general and head of the Civil Service who is also the minister of Presidential Affairs in his office at State House, a media release from the Taiwanese Embassy in Banjul has revealed.
The first cheque amounting to US$545,939 is the 2nd payment for the rehabilitation of the old police line in Banjul while the second cheque amounting to US$228, 683 is meant to support the Presidents Empowerment of Girls' Education Project (PEGEP).
The release stated that while presenting the two cheques, Ambassador Chen acknowledged the strong bilateral cooperation between The Gambia and Taiwan. He said the donation reflects Taiwan's commitment to the development of The Gambia and reiterated his resolve to further consolidate ties between the two countries.
Receiving the cheque, the release went on, Minister Bah lauded the gesture and commended the Taiwanese government for its continued support to The Gambia. He noted that the assistance would contribute immensely towards the promotion of the welfare of the police force as well as girls' education.