The National Water and Electricity Company Staff Association (NASA) Thursday presented a cheque amounting to D100, 000 to the Presidential Alternative Medical Treatment Programme (PAMTP). The cheque was presented to Dr Tamsir Mbowe, the director general of PAMTP, by the secretary general of NASA, Bakary Badjieat a ceremony held at the PATMP clinic in Bakau.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Nani Juwara, commercial director of Nawec, said NASA wanted to make the donation in 2011 but notwithstanding, the executive of the association has always been committed that the presentation be done.He stressed that health is everyone's business, and went on to reveal that they will be in Kanilai on Saturday to participate in the harvesting of President Jammeh's farms. He thanked the president for his efforts to develop The Gambia. He also thanked Dr Mbowe for the difference he is making in the life of Gambians.
Demba Chune, assistant secretary general of NASA, said the Association was formed in April 2010 and raised funds in 2011, during which they decided that the proceeds should be ploughed back to the community. "We realised that the community of Lamin village in Kombo North was badly in need of water and during our first gala dinner, we decided that the proceeds we got should be used to sponsor a project worth about D250, 000 for the expansion of water project for Lamina 'Harr Yalla," he revealed.
Chune explained that the donation to PATMP is meant to support the financing of the treatment programme of the Gambian leader, especially in the feeding and accommodation of patients. He used the opportunity to invite the president to Nawec's Third Annual Gala Dinner slated for January 25th 2013.
Receiving the cheque, Dr Tamsir Mbowe said any medical practitioner who is aufait with the medical systemknows the contributions Nawec has made to thecountry's health sector.
His words: "Knowing the main teaching hospital which is RVTH and the ward Nawec is sponsoring, thousands have gone through that ward and recovered, thanks to the sponsorship from Nawec. It is not a surprise to receive such an amount from Nawec again. As said by the president, any institution that contributes to the health sector is an institution worth to be commended. Nawec coming in to support the PresidentialAlternativeMedical Treatment Programme is highly appreciated and I can assure you that thousands of patients and families will benefit from this donation."