President Barrow lays foundation stone for medical complex in Farato


The president of The Gambia Adama Barrow on Thursday afternoon December 2, 2021 laid the foundation stone for a medical complex dubbed National Emergency Treatment Centre (NETC) situated in Farato, West Coast Region.

According to him, this development is part of his government’s strategy to revolutionaise the country’s health care system to the international standard.

He opined that he envisions a sustainable and strong health sector that would incredibly serve the populace for good.
He also expressed confidence that the medical complex will greatly help reduce congestion and address the compounded challenges faced by the health sector.

President Barrow said: “I want to see every Gambian citizen to live a healthy life. As a result, this complex intends to deliver that.”

He argued that his government is resolved to provide buoyant healthier environment for her citizenry.

“Let us remain focused and work for the development of the country,” Barrow urged Gambians ahead of the presidential election on Saturday December 4.

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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.


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