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WFP Country Director bids farewell to Vice President Touray

Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray

The World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director Ms. Wanja Kaaria on Wednesday 7th October bid farewell to the Vice President of the Republic of the Gambia as her term of tenure in the Gambia ends.

The Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray thanked Ms. Kaaria  for demonstrating excellent and cordial work relation with the government of the Gambia.

Madam Touray noted that WFP under Ms. Kaaria, has contributed immensely to the development of programmes of the government of the Gambia, especially on humanitarian assistance.

VP Touray indicated that WPF has provided the much needed technical and financial support in the humanitarian response on COVID-19 pandemic through the National Disaster Management Agency, Education, Agriculture and the Health sector.

Dr. Touray expressed the appreciation of the government of the Gambia for all the support provided byWFP in complimenting government’s efforts for attaining numerous national development programmes.

She acknowledged that government has seen the WFP response to the country’s needs and contribution in building national capacities to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in service delivery.

She highlighted the professionalism demonstrated by Madam Wanja in her dealings with partners and had worked diligently and shown dedication to her work.

“Your dedication to duty and efficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic, contributed to the success of government response to the pandemic”. Said VP Touray

She also welcomes Mr. Ousama Ousman as the interim country Director to the Gambia.

“I sincerely thank you on behalf of President Barrow and the entire country”. She said

The outgoing WFP representative Ms. Wanja Kaaria has expressed gratitude to the government of the Gambia for an open-door policy creating an enabling environment for their programmes to deliver the promises of WFP. She indicated that her stay in the country was quite a memorable experience and would always be a goodwill ambassador for the Gambia.

She was accompanied by Mr. Ousama Ousman, Ms. Anta Janneh and Dawda Samba.

Prepared by: Sarjo M. Camara

Assistant Information Officer, office of the Vice President

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