18 December 2012

Gambia Family Planning Association, Others Give to NDMA

The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) through the Association of Non-Government Organisations (TANGO) Monday donated First Aids Kits to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) at a presentation ceremony held at State House.

The presentation was presided over by the vice president and minister of Women's Affairs, Aja Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy, who also doubles as the chairperson of the board of NDMA.

Presenting the items, Ousman Yarbo, the executive director of TANGO, expressed delight for being part of such a venture on behalf of the NGO community in The Gambia. Yabo thanked VP Njie-Saidy for her proactive role and continuous support to the NGO community in the country and went on to assure that as NGOs, they will continue to support the ideals of the government in the realisation of its set target goals.

Momodou Bah, the treasurer of TANGO, thanked the government for creating an enabling environment for business to thrive in the country, stressing that the items will go a long a way in alleviating the plight of floods victims in both rural and urban areas. He further thanked government for the numerous supports it has extended to the NGOs in the country, which he said is much appreciated. He called on Gambians both home and abroad to support meaningful development initiatives so as to propel the country to another level.

Yankuba Dibba, the executive director of the GFPA, expressed appreciation to the government for the lead role, and the Gambian leader in particular for his dynamism and foresight.

Pulo Joof, the executive director of NDMA, commended the donors for the gesture, saying that it will greatly alleviate and improve lives in the vulnerable communities. He also thanked TANGO and all the NGOs in the country for their response to floods each time it strikes, stressing that disasters are phenomenal and can destroy meaningful projects.

Solomon Owens, the minister of Agriculture, thanked the donors for the move. He noted that the donated items would go a long way in alleviating the plight of disaster victims.

Receiving the donated items, VP Njie-Saidy hailed GFPA for the gesture, which she described as laudable. She said that she wasn't at all surprised by the move as the institution has been in the forefront of supporting meaningful development initiatives in the country. She said the First Aid kits donated will go a long way in improving health standards in communities, while further assuring of government's readiness to create the enabling environment at all times.

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