Banjul, 23rd November 2020: The Honourable Foreign Minister, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Monday afternoon received the new Representative and Country Director of World Food Programme, WFP, Mr. Yasuhiro Tsumura, who presented his Letters of Credence to the Minister in his office in Banjul.
In welcoming the new Representative and Country Director Mr.Tsumura, Dr. Tangara congratulated him and expressed the readiness of the Government of The Gambia to support him in ensuring a successful tour of duty. He assured him of his opened–door policy as far as work is concerned. The Minister used the opportunity to also congratulate WFP for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
For his part, Mr. Tsumura commended Minister Tangara for the opportunity and expressed optimism that he would work to strengthen the already cordial bond between The Government and WFP. He assured that he would also continue working on the School Feeding Programme that continues to benefit thousands of pupils across the country.
He was accompanied to the Foreign Ministry by World Food Programme’s, Partnerships Officer, Ms. Anta Kah
It could be recalled that WFP appointed Mr. Tsumura following the transfer of Ms. Wanja Kaaria Ndoho, to Cameroon where she is serving as United Nations World Food Programme Representative and Country Director. Ms. Kaaria Ndoho bade farewell to Foreign Minister Dr. Tangara on 1st October 2020.
The WFP has been operating in The Gambia since 1970, supporting school feeding and livelihood programmes.