VP pledge $1, 000 U.S. to Alliance Francaise in Banjul

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The vice president of the republic of the Gambia and minister of women’s affairs Aja Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang, on Friday presided over at the Alliance Française and the celebration of its 70 years and pledged $1, 000 US as her contribution to support the project of the French school to be built.

The ceremony was held at Alliance Française in Banjul and was graced by the French ambassador, Senegalese high commission and other dignitaries of the Alliance Française.

VP expressed delights, saying Alliance Française has exposed Gambians in both language and culture. “The money given to you is my personal pledge, it is not from the government,” she said. “I don’t want to waste the tax payers’ money because I love to give out my own money rather than using the government’s money for gifts.”

The chairman of the board of Alliance Française Cherno Omar Barry thanked the people present and also hailed the present executive for their commitment.

Author: Pa Modou Cham
Source: Picture: Aja Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang