By Sarjo M. Camara
Trust Bank Gambia Ltd. Tuesday presented a cheque value of D1m to His Excellency Badara A. Joof at State House for onward delivery to the National Disaster Management Agency.
The presentation by the bank’s management led by its Managing Director, Njilan Senghoreforms part of the institution’s Social Corporate Responsibilities to complement the government’s disaster relief efforts.
She said the contribution is a sign of giving a token to the National Disaster Management Agency through the office of the Vice President.
“On behalf of my staff, shareholders and customers we extend this token to NDMA through the Vice President’s Office,” she said.
MD Senghore stated that the negative impact of disaster is showing that the impact of climate change is real; adding that people have to be aware of their environment, such as the waterways, indiscriminate dumping, and other related activities.
She said a few weeks ago they visited the office of the Vice President to show their sympathy for what happened in the recent flash floods during which properties and valuables were lost.
The Trust Bank Managing Director highlighted that her bank is Gambian with about 400 staff only one of which is a non-Gambian.
On his part, His Excellency Badara A. Joof under whose office the NDMA operates,thanked the Bank for its support towards the agency and referred to the support “a huge amount” and “not a token amount’.
He pointed out that climate change is real and called for a retreat to look at the NDMA policy for a better strategy to address the disaster.
“This is a collective decision and the Trust Bank has proven that they are working collectively,” His Excellency Joof said.
The Permanent Secretary, Office of the Vice President, Dawda L. Ceesay, who chaired the presentation, said it is not the first time that the bank complements the disaster relief efforts of the Government.