In another diplomatic engagement, the Foreign Minister received the new UNICEF Representative to The Gambia, Mr. Gordon Jonathan, who handed his Letters of Credence to the Minister.
After receiving the Letters of Credence, Minister Tangara commended Mr. Gordon Jonathan and expressed confidence that he would do well considering his wealth of experience in Latin America and in other parts of the
Minister Tangara also informed the new UNICEF Rep that the Government of The Gambia is committed to the welfare of women and children.This, he added, was the rationale behind the creation of the Ministry of Women’s
Affairs, Children and Social Welfare.
For his part, Mr. Jonathan stated his organisation’s readiness to collaborate and support The Gambia in ensuring quality life for the children.Mr. Lewis expressed delight at the Minister’s assurance that the Government
would cordially work with UNICEF in realising quality life for children especially those between the ages of 7 to 14. He said his organisation is already working with the Government in the area of child protection, back-to-school programme and ensuring the
safety of children and their families. These, he said would ensure child survival and protection in the country.