Oct 9, 2009, 5:00 AM
Ambassador White, who was received on arrival by Edward Seckan, Governor of the North Bank Region, was also in the region to familiarise herself with the people of the
Addressing meetings at various venues, the regional Governor expressed his appreciation in receiving the new
He also expressed appreciation and gratitude to the US Government through its Embassy in
Governor Seckan highlighted, among others, the
While hailing the bilateral relations, Governor Seckan pledged his commitment to work with the
Ambassador White in reply expressed delight for the warm welcome accorded her and delegation, noting that her visit was meant to familiarize herself with the people of the
“I came here to listen to what the community has to say, and see what the embassy can do. I have been in Africa for the past 30 years, and I love to help women and children,” the
According to the chief
Other speakers at the meeting, held at the Governor’s office, included NBR Deputy Governor Abdou Njie, the Commissioner of Police NBR, the Regional Agricultural Director Saikou Sanyang, and Lt. Darboe, head of Essau military post. They all appealed to the embassy to intervene in core areas of development.
From the Governor’s office, Ambassador White and delegation proceeded to
Noting that education is key to any meaningful development, Ambassador White called on parents to send their children, especially the girl-child, to school.
The principal of the school, Mr Saikuna Sabi, gave a brief overview of the school and solicited support from the embassy to assist them in science and computer labs.
After a meeting at
From Kinteh Kunda, Ambassador White and delegation proceeded to Banni village, where she held a meeting with the women’s club at
During the meeting, villagers appealed to the