By Maimuna sey-Jawo
Dr. Isatou Touray, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare has urged Gambians to put their personal political sentiments and differences aside and redouble their support to government in its drive to achieve its development aspirations.
The minister was speaking recently during a massive cleaning exercise organised by her ministry at the Social Welfare office in Banjul.
Dr. Touray also urged Gambians to rally behind president Adama Barrow, to achieve the change they have been yearning for.
“We must forget and forgive each other to move the country forward since God has saved us from calamity; therefore it is of paramount significance,” she advised.
The cleansing exercise, she said, is initiated to sanitise the area. “During my tour of institutions within my ministry, I realised that the area needs to be cleaned for the fact that it was not a conducive working environment.”
She thanked the mayor of Banjul, the Minister of Environment and the security personnel among other key stakeholders for taking part in the cleansing exercise, adding that sanitation and public hygiene are important. The minister of environment, Lamin Dibba, dwelled on the significance of the cleansing exercise, adding that without a clean environment it will be difficult for us to have a healthy population.
Mahammed Lamin Jaiteh, permanent secretary ministry of health described the cleaning exercise as successful, and urged for active collaboration in subsequent exercises.