6 July 2012

Gambia: Outgoing DHLCEO Bids Farewell to VP

The outgoing chief executive officer of DHL The Gambia Thursday bade farewell to the vice president and minster of Women's Affairs, Her Excellency Aja Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, at her office at State House. Ndioro Ndoye - Sene, a Senegalese national, was accompanied to State House by the incoming CEO, Clause Edgard Zocli from Benin, who will take over from her on the 15th of July 2012.

Speaking to reporters shortly after an audience with the vice president, Ndoye-Sene said she came to State House to thank the authorities particularly the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, the vice president as well as the people of this country for the warm hospitality accorded to her during her two-year stay in the country.

She said that DHL has been working in The Gambia for the past 20 years and has contributed immensely to the development of the country. "We always contribute and try to support our corporate initiatives," she further said, while recalling that in 2010 they donated some bags of rice and cooking oil to NDMA aimed at helping flood victims in the country.

Sene also disclosed that DHL has signed an MoU with Gampost, saying that it shows that the company [DHL] is contributing to the development of The Gambia which is inline with President Jammeh's vision. "We are doing a lot and I am proud of President Jammeh's strategy," she declared, while stressing that all hands must be on deck to work together to move the country to higher heights.

"As a Senegalese, I may be away from home, but I am still at home in The Gambia thanks to the linguistic, historic and cultural ties that bind our countries in friendship and brotherhood," she added. She also described her work in the country as a very fruitful experience, saying that she owes a debt of gratitude to both her staff and the Gambian authorities.

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