8 November 2012

Gambia: Governor Khan Affirms Gov't's Commitment to Child Protection

Basse — The governor of the Upper River Region (URR) has reaffirmed government's commitment to child protection in the country; something he said is among its top priorities.

Omar Khan was speaking on Monday at his office in Basse during an audience he granted to two social workers from Finland. The activists were accompanied to the seat of the governor by the regional representative of the Department of Social Welfare, Kebba Jatta.

Governor Khan hastened to inform the visiting Finish that The Gambia government has put in place lot of strategies towards child protection and that it is embedded in its development agenda. He spoke of his Office's readiness to partner with anyone towards child protection, in view of the fact that the nation depends on the young ones. Khan commended the two students for visiting The Gambia, reiterating that the government is always ready to partner with anybody in such a critical area.

The visiting students - Sari Alaluusua and Anne Mari Aalto, for their part, both applauded the efforts of The Gambia government for its stance in child protection. The regional Social Welfare officer, Kebba Jatta, also spoke at length on the importance of child protection.

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