Mar 18, 2011, 1:00 PM
While in The Gambia, US navy ship was met on arrival by the
Addressing the gathering, the US Diplomat in The Gambia, Barry L. Wells noted that the coming of the US navy ship to The Gambia is a clear testimony of the
Ambassador Wells highlighted his government's readiness to strengthen the already existing diplomatic ties that exist between the two countries, while describing the arrival of the US Navy ship as magnanimous.
According to Ambassador Wells, the Gambia Navy is part of the country's defence force and as such, he said, the
He commended the efforts of the government of The Gambia, through the Ministry of Health for prioritising the health sector of The Gambia. He commended the Minister of Health, Dr Mariatou Jallow for her role in championing the cause of the health sector.
For her part, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr Mariatou Jallow applauded the gesture of Gambia Help, a charitable organisation that facilitated the shipping of a small container of medical items, schools materials and furniture for disaster victims and local communities through the US Navy ship.
Minister Jallow commended the US Embassy for the tremendous contribution they have been rendering to the Gambian people and the health sector, in particular. She described the
Ruth Carrol, a representative of the NGO that was created by a former Peace Corp volunteer revealed that her organisation was formed 10 years ago and has since its inception been helping The Gambia.
For his part, Brigadier-General Fofana expressed The Gambia government's commitment in fostering the bilateral relationship that exists between the two states.