Tuesday, March 21

Barrow commends GRCS for promoting peace, stability

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He made the remarks when he received the newly elected Governing Board at this office on Wednesday, 8th March 2023.President Barrow assured them of his Government’s support and promised to look into their requests. He congratulated them for the progress registered in the recent past through the innovative and trustworthy partnership built while calling on them to continue partnering with the Ministry of Health to improve the much-needed ambulance services. 

The President informed the Red Cross Society team that his Government is using innovative measures to reduce the deficit in the current poor road conditions by constructing rural and urban road networks using local resources mobilisation strategies.

Introducing the Governing Board, the Secretary-General of the GRCS, Mr Allasan Senghore,outlined the purpose of their visit in two folds; introducing the new Governing Board members totheir Chief Patron and briefed him on the governance and management of the Society.

The Newly elected National President of the GRCS, Fa Bakary Kalleh, thanked the outgoing teamfor the achievements registered during their tenure and pledged to continue to build on them. TheSociety’s volunteers increased in three years as its business portfolio increased from D19 million to 138 million in 2021/2022. He called on the Government to continue to support them in their endeavours through partnership and raising funds. He reported on the water systems and gardens for hard-to-reach communities and partnered with the Ministry of Health to train Community Health Nurses.

Giving the vote of thanks, the Kanifing Municipality Branch Chairperson Rohey Kargbo, expresseddelight in meeting the President on a day that coincided with International Women’s Day. She saidwomen should be encouraged more to be part of the election processes to increase their numbers indecision-making positions.