Africell is proud to announce a donation of twelve million dalasi (D12,000,000) to Gambia’s effort to contain and defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.
The funds will be distributed over the next three months directly via Afrimoney to front-line health workers, whose courage and hard work in difficult circumstances is helping to keep Gambians healthy and safe. The payments will supplement the normal wages of these front-line workers, giving them the financial security needed to support themselves and their families at a time of significantly increased risk.
Front-line health workers eligible for payments include:
- Technical staff
- Administration and support staff
- Other public Health Workers on the frontline
The scheme covers staff working in the following hospitals:
- Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital and the COVID-19 Sanatorium
- Serrekunda Hospital
- Bundung Hospital
- Bwiam Hospital
- Farafenni Hospital
- Bansang Hospital
All eligible Doctors will receive D2,000 per month while Nurses and all other front-line staff will receive D1,000 per month. The scheme is currently scheduled to last for three months.
Commenting on the donation, CEO of Africell Gambia, Alieu Badara Mbye said:
“For Africell, contributing to the campaign against Covid-19 is a duty, not an option. We are stronger together. Africell is committed to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the government and the people of Gambia as we take on this challenge. Our donation to Gambia’s heroic front-line health workers is a token of our admiration and gratitude to front-line health workers for the risks they take and the hard work they put into keeping the rest of us safe”.
Together we can Break the Chain & Stop the Spread of COVID19. Stay Safe.
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