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Taiwanese Community Gives Helping Hand to President Jammeh

Aug 11, 2008, 8:21 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

The called made by the Gambian leader for people to go back to the land continues to receive a massive response from both Gambians and non-Gambians.

The officials of the Taiwanese Technical Mission in the country, and other Taiwanese nationals, on Saturday took part in a weeding exercise at President Jammeh's farm in Kanilai.

The volunteers were led to the farm by the head of the Taiwanese Mission in the country, Ambassador Richard Shih. The gesture is an indication that as diplomats and foreign executives they can do more than their official mission in the country.

According to Taiwanese Embassy sources, the move is in response to the president's call for people to go back to the land.

Meanwhile, when he visited the volunteers on the farm, President Jammeh thanked the Taiwanese for their support. He described Taiwan as a true and genuine friend of The Gambia.