Trust Bank Ltd donated D250,000.00 worth of medical items and otherTRUST BANK DONATES
necessary supplies to the Tanka Tanka Psychiatric Hospital located in
According to Trust Bank Marketing Manager, their relationship with Tanka Tanka started
more than a year ago after a visit by the bank’s Managing Director, Mr
Pa Macoumba Njie who was taken on a conducted tour of the
facility, introduced to some of the patients and had consultations
with the staff to get a first hand account of some of the challenges
faced by the institution.
It was the aftermath of this visit that triggered the chain of events
that culminated in the donation of D250,000 worth of drugs,
clothing, entertainment system and the reinforcement of the security
around the female wing.
A year down the line, Trust Bank, again donated D250,000 worth of
drugs, clothing, electronic items and most importantly erected security structures around the male wing to ensure patients who periodically attempt to abscond are contained.
The handing over ceremony was presided over by Trust Bank’s General
Manager, Mr Oreme Joiner, who presented the items to the Minister of
Health and Social Welfare Mr Omar Sey.
In his remarks, Mr Joiner stated the bank’s continued commitment to
making meaningful contributions in the areas of health, education, the
environment and sport. In the area of health, this year alone, the
bank spent close to D300,000.00 to reinforce the link road to the
EFSTH Sanatorium after previously spending D2.7M jointly with the
Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation for the construction
of the link road in 2013. He also informed the gathering of the
finalization of the process of making other significant contributions
to at least four other health facilities around the country to the
tune of well over D550,000.00 before the end of 2015.
Mr Joiner concluded by thanking the Minister of Health for
strengthening partnership between Trust Bank and his
Ministry. He however reserved special praise for the loyal customers of
the bank whose staunch support gives the bank the capacity to make
such varied contributions to the causes geared towards the upliftment
of our people.
Trust Bank Marketing manager, Dodou Nyang, expressed
his delight that their Bank persevered with its
interventions in areas devoid of help from the private sector like
the EFSTH sanatorium, noting the aim is also to bring attention to a health
facility that plays an integral part in the health care delivery
system of The Gambia. Minister of Health and Social Welfare Omar
Sey underscored the significance of the donation and noted that the facility is now part of a list of very important health
facilities enjoying yearly donations from Trust bank Ltd. He described
the bank as the most important private sector partner his ministry
has, noting that this donation will compliment his ministry’s
purposeful stride in ensuring an efficient and affordable health care
service delivery to the citizenry.
He described Trust Bank as the kind of outstanding partner the private sector should emulate. He ended by
extending his profound gratitude on behalf of his ministry and the
government of The Gambia to the management and staff of Trust Bank Ltd.
The ceremony was also attended by officials of both the Ministry of
Health and Trust bank Ltd, mental health stakeholders, members of the
press and staff and supporters of Tanka Tanka Psychiatric Hospital.