Gambia: U.S$3 Million for GRTS’ Satellite Project


In a landmark presentation at State House in Banjul last week, the Republic of China on Taiwan through its Ambassador in The Gambia, Dr Richard Shih presented a cheque for US$3 million to President Jammeh.

The gesture is earmarked for the satellite project of the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS). In a brief interview with reporters at State House shortly after the presentation, the Taiwanese chief diplomat in The Gambia noted that the gesture will be used to finance the GRTS satellite project. He used the opportunity to thank President Jammeh, his government and the people of the country for their strong and continuous support for Taiwan’s international participation in all areas.

On the reaction of the president, he told the newsmen that the Gambian leader renewed his government’s continuous support for Taiwan at all times. It could be recalled that the GRTS satellite project was the brainchild of The Gambian leader, who is the minister of Communication, Information and Information Technology. The satellite project, which he inaugurated in 2009, is described as one of the best satellite systems in the sub-region.

The Daily Observer