The aid stuff, consisting of food, drinks, medicines and tanks of fuel, was delivered to Banadir Mother and Child Hospital, which was built for Somalia by the Chinese government in 1970s. Chinese Ambassador to Somalia Wei Hongtian handed the aid to Somalia’s acting minister of health.
“Health is important for all members of the community, and every person needs a healthy life, specially mothers and children. Today I am very happy to present the different kinds of aid Chinese Embassy donated to Banadir hospital,” Wei said.
“This hospital was built by China in 1977 and Chinese doctors have been working in this hospital for a long time to help the Somali people, and that was a good sign of the friendship between the two nations and their people,” continued the ambassador.
Speaking Somali language, the ambassador confirmed that the Chinese government is committed to help the people and the government of Somalia, and urged the Somali people to unite for the interest of their nation, and develop the country.
Acting minister of health Ahmed Aden Ahmed received the aid from the embassy on behalf of the Somali government, and commended the embassy’s efforts to help the Somali people.
“This huge hospital is built as donations for us by our brothers of China. The government of China has been sending its doctors to this hospital to help our people, and I am very much happy to see China helping us again,” said the health official.
This is the second aid shipment the Chinese embassy has donated to Somalia this month. On November 2, the embassy donated 20,000 U. S. dollars of cash to the Somalia emergency funds for the drought- affected communities.
The hospital, which is part of the China implemented projects in Somalia such as the National Theatre, the Mogadishu Stadium and Sport Village, is one of the biggest public hospitals in the country.