A joint partnership between lines Ministries for the construction of tents are currently underway at the Gambia's independence stadium in Bakau. The Ministries are Health, Works and Construction and the Ministry of Youth and Sports who are custodian of the independent stadium and friendship hostel.
Mr Pa Njie Girigara, the initiator, expressed his delight over the initiative.
"When I heard the Ministry of Health needed assistance due to the overwhelming capacity of the quarantine and treatment centers, I decided to give them my tents to be used for the purpose of treatment until the end of the Covid when it is officially declared" he disclosed.
According to Mr Njie the tent is 600square meters 20/30 which is expected to house hundreds of beds.
Mr Ebou Faye, the General Manager of the Independence Stadium and Friendship Hostel said the temporary treatment center at the stadium will not affect them, since there is not much work to be done at the moment due to corona virus pandemic. The Covid 19 treatment center is not directly affecting their duties and is located at a different side of the stadium.