Gambia: Qcell Completes D100m Health Projects

One of the biggest GSM service providers in the country, Qcell has completed its hundred million dalasi health support projects in the country.

As part of the handing over of the completed facilities to the health ministry, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare Omar Sey inaugurated one of the newly refurbished facilities of the project in Bondali, West Coast Region.

Speaking at the occasion, Minister Sey on behalf of the president and his ministry thanked Muhammed Jah, the Chief Executive Officer of the Q-group for refurbishing Bondali health post which was immediately upgraded to a Health centre. He prayed for Allah to reward Jah with abundant blessings.

He described Qcell as a true partner of the Ministry of Health, citing its provision of free electricity to 10 health centers across the country by Qcell.

The beneficiary health centers are; Bureng, Albreda, Kuntair, Illiassa, Karantaba Tenda, Ngayen Sanjal, Kuntaur, Garawol and Bondali Health centres.

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