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United States Peace Corps Director to Visit The Gambia

Apr 16, 2008, 6:27 AM

United States Peace Corps Director, Ronald Tschetter, is scheduled to visit The Gambia from April 17-20, according to a press release from the United States Embassy in Banjul. Director Tschetter will be accompanied by Chief of Operations for the Africa Region, Lynn Foden, and his Confidential Assistant, David Miller. He will arrive in the country on the afternoon of Thursday, April 17, and will depart on the evening of Sunday, April 20.

During his three days in the country, the release went on, he will meet with senior government officials, the United States Ambassador to The Gambia and other partners to discuss the work of Peace Corps in The Gambia. This will permit him to assess the impact of the volunteers and learn about the emerging needs of the country, so that Peace Corps The Gambia's work can be even more targeted in the future.

 On Friday afternoon, the visiting Director will hold a Press Conference at the Residence of the United States Ambassador on

Atlantic Road
at 3:45 p.m.

Director Tschetter will participate in the swearing-in ceremony of Health and Community Development Volunteers immediately after the press conference. His visit will also take him on a tour of the North Bank, Kombo and Western Regions to visit community leaders, volunteer host families and volunteer work sites and learn about the work they are doing.

The Director's visit is significant, highlighting the importance of Peace Corps' work in The Gambia. The last visit of a Peace Corps Director of the Gambia was twenty years ago and this visit will improve relation between the government and peoples of the United States and The Gambia.