Veteran GRTS Broadcaster Needs Support for Overseas Treatment
Monday, July 30, 2012
A veteran GRTS broadcaster, Ismaila Manneh, is seeking financial support of £1000 to undergo medical treatment in neighbouring Senegal, The Daily News understands.
Mr Manneh has been diagnosed with Haematuria, which is not treatable in The Gambia. He had recently been to a clinic in Senegal, but was requested to pay a deposit of 500 000CFA (£600) to start his treatment, family sources confirmed.
However, the veteran broadcaster did not have such funds at the time and was forced to return home to The Gambia without treatment. His condition is described as very dire and required urgent medical attention.
Mr Manneh has dedicated more than 30 years of his life as a broadcaster at the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS). He started working as a Mandinka announcer with GRTS in 1979, then it was called Radio Gambia. He is currently the principal producer responsible for religious and cultural programmes.
He can be reached on his mobile numbers: (+220) 9906397 or 3655705.
Author: Alieu Darboe